cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod also cods

Definition of cod

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : any of various bottom-dwelling fishes (family Gadidae, the cod family) that usually occur in cold marine waters and often have barbels and three dorsal fins: such as
a : one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fish
b : one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean
2 : any of various bony fishes resembling the true cods

cod

abbreviation (1)

Definition of cod (Entry 2 of 3)

codex

COD

abbreviation (2)

Definition of COD (Entry 3 of 3)

cash on delivery; collect on delivery

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Soaring ceilings and white leather booths over more excitement than the menu: Black cod arrives expertly poached, but its curry sauce tastes like creamer. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "4 New Restaurants to Try Right Now," 28 Aug. 2017 One of the best things on offer is the ceviche from Mazunte: nothing but protein-rich cod marinated in lime juice with bits of jalapeno and tomato. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Serving tennis balls and food at Western & Southern Open," 14 Aug. 2017 But the people who munched on that dried cod roughly 1,000 years ago were living under Danish rule in a cosmopolitan port city. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "1,000-year-old German dinner reveals long-distance Viking trade routes," 7 Aug. 2017 Book a private dinner in the estate’s blue-tiled dining room for regional specialties like sopa alentejana de tomate (tomato bread soup) and bacalhau fresco (fresh cod) paired with the estate’s wines. Laura Giannatempo, CNT, "Why You Should Visit Alentejo, Portugal's Underrated Wine Region," 21 July 2017 King Cove officials keep a list of the medical evacuations by plane or boat to Cold Bay, an exhaustive catalogue of suffering and treatment delays for problems like fractures, heart problems and a fisherman crushed by a 600-pound cod trap. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Dispatch News, "Can the isolated Alaska Peninsula town of King Cove get its road under the Trump administration?," 18 July 2017

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At the brasserie L’Impe, for example, the kitchen gives Nîmes’s sturdy signature dish, brandade de morue (salt cod and potatoes), a light, artful touch. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic," 11 July 2019 Indulge in Ligurian-style salted cod and Violet King Prawns, paired with a few Aperol Spritzes (the orange drink goes particularly well with the restaurant's color scheme). Leena Kim, Town & Country, "10 Best Places to Drink Aperol Spritzes This Summer," 3 July 2019 Currently, when a cod is caught on the Northern Leader and processed on the fishing vessel, over 95% of the fish is processed and used. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried it: Tracing a Natural, Sustainable Pet Food to Its Source Out in Alaska's Bering Sea," 25 June 2019 In July, China slapped steep 25% on Alaska salmon, pollock, cod and other fish, boosting the overall tariff to as high as 32% on some fish species, according to the correspondence from Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska congressional delegation asks Trump administration to help fishermen hurt by trade war with China," 19 June 2019 Researchers found high concentrations of Pacific cod and walleye pollock in the northern Bering Sea. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists," 16 Apr. 2019 Skeiva Pakkhús: Tórshavn’s new restaurant serves up interesting plates such as pickled cod, brown butter, and pumpkin seeds. Josephine Price, National Geographic, "Visit 18 wild and beautiful Scandinavian islands," 21 May 2019 Dismal years in commercial salmon harvests, lower halibut quotas and devastating reductions in Pacific cod projections hit the communities hard. Author: Naomi Klouda, Anchorage Daily News, "Kodiak governments latest to explore savings of consolidation," 6 Apr. 2018 Start with a plate of goodies from the raw bar, then try the oyster brochettes with remoulade or the cod with rosemary and potatoes—and it's known throughout Provincetown for its service. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cod

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cod

Noun

Middle English

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cod

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cod

: a large fish that lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food

cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod

Kids Definition of cod

: a large fish found in the deep colder parts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and often used for food

Kids Definition of COD

1 cash on delivery
2 collect on delivery

cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod also cods

Medical Definition of cod

: any of various bottom-dwelling fishes (family Gadidae, the cod family) that usually occur in cold marine waters and often have barbels and three dorsal fins: as
a : one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fish
b : one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean

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Legal Definition of COD

cash on delivery, collect on delivery

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