black cod


Definition of black cod

: a large gray to blackish bony fish (Anoplopoma fimbria of the family Anoplomatidae) of the Pacific coast that is an important food fish and has a liver rich in vitamins

called also sablefish

Examples of black cod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, Matsuhisa’s most famous dish is probably black cod with miso. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Nobu Restaurant, latest temple to sushi celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opens Thursday," 28 Sep. 2020 So far, Johnson has created items like salmon belly dip and smoked black cod and trout to help extend the life of seafood. Tara Duggan,, "SF's newest seafood delivery meals come from an ex-Lazy Bear chef," 17 Sep. 2020 Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, varies by the week and seasons, from rockfish to black cod. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, "8 Healthy Sandwiches to Make This Week," 25 Aug. 2020 For sablefish, or black cod, more than 12 million pounds have crossed the docks out of a 31.7 million-pound quota. Anchorage Daily News, "Good pink salmon catches help push Alaska’s total salmon catch over 90 million," 18 Aug. 2020 Due to its high fat content and mild flavor, black cod is ideal when smoked. Julia Rutland, Southern Living, "6 Common Types of Cod You'll Find at the Store," 30 June 2020 The black cod traps are largely in place for next week. CBS News, "Warehouse fire devastates "heart and soul" of San Francisco's fishing industry," 25 May 2020 The black cod gear is largely in place for next week. Rusty Simmons,, "Massive Pier 45 fire devastates San Francisco fishing industry, threatens Dungeness crab season," 24 May 2020 Alaska halibut landings were nearing 730,000 pounds out of a 17 million pound catch limit; sablefish (black cod) catches topped 2.5 million pounds out of a 26 million pound quota. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska trade group provides seafood industry updates on COVID-19 protocols, new benefits for fishermen," 14 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of black cod

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black cod was in 1870

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Last Updated

8 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Black cod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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