cod

noun
\ˈkäd \
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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Abbreviation

For those needing a fish fix, frozen cod fillets were left off the final list. Daniela Wei, The Seattle Times, "Winners and losers from Trump’s tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018 The stewed okra with cod is especially hard to pin down. New York Times, "A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the Odds," 26 June 2018 The United States imported more than a half billion dollars’ worth of cod in 2017, with fish that once came from Massachusetts now coming from places like Iceland and Norway. Patrick Whittle, BostonGlobe.com, "US imported more seafood in 2017 than any year," 24 June 2018 Chef Poul Andrias Ziska earned a Michelin star with a tasting menu ($215) showcasing raest, traditionally fermented meats and fish air-dried for weeks (cod) or months (lamb, reindeer). Margot Dougherty, WSJ, "5 Restaurants Genuinely Worth Traveling For," 24 Oct. 2018 Small slices of bread are schmeared with a dense white-bean puree crowned with piquillo pepper and olive or salt cod brandade with a topknot of orange salmon roe. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Bar Biscay is a trippy vision of a land far away," 5 Apr. 2018 Emilia started cooking bacalaitos, fritters made from dried and salted cod. Illyanna Maisonet, SFChronicle.com, "Bacalaitos as familial memory and penance," 5 July 2018 The cod provides protein, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are all important for healthy immunity, skin, muscles, and bones. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Here's What Oprah Eats in a Day," 11 Jan. 2018 Here's a selection of everyday items that could be impacted: • Seafood, including trout, eels, salmon, tuna, swordfish, herrings, cod, catfish, crabmeat, squid, claims. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 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

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cod

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cod (Entry 2 of 2)

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

cod

noun
\ˈkäd \
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 \
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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