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

Definition of cod (Entry 2 of 3)

codex

Definition of COD (Entry 3 of 3)

cash on delivery; collect on delivery

Examples of cod in a Sentence

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 The annual survey gets some federal funding to assess weights and lengths of any groundfish such as cod, halibut, rockfish or pollock that are hauled up but the primary focus is Tanner crab. Anchorage Daily News, "All systems are ‘go’ for near-shore Alaska fisheries, state officials say," 17 June 2020 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said closings to protect cod in the Gulf of Maine are taking place throughout May and June. BostonGlobe.com, "Restrictions in New England will limit spring cod catch," 31 May 2020 This can be an air-fryer cod, grouper, or catfish recipe, depending on whatever is fresh at your market (or already in your fridge). Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "Air-Fryer Fish Recipes That'll Have You Reaching for Seconds," 23 June 2020 Try baking cod filets in the oven with a little olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need for the perfect taco night at home," 18 June 2020 Fishing for cod also reopened in the Bering Sea that same day. Anchorage Daily News, "All systems are ‘go’ for near-shore Alaska fisheries, state officials say," 17 June 2020 Nourish columnist Ellie Krieger adds a smidge of saffron to her pasta with cod and dazzled her family; and Kari Sonde sang the praises of harissa, offering ways to incorporate it into every day dishes. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food: We're here to answer all your cooking questions and talk about Juneteenth, vodka, gathering safely, this week's recipes and more!," 17 June 2020 Smaller species like the two-foot-long Greenland turbot will eat crabs, squid, and fish, while larger species, like the six-foot-long Atlantic halibut, will chase after cod, haddock, or even lobsters. National Geographic, "Flatfishes," 11 June 2020 Salt and pepper the cod fillet and place on top of the herbed fennel. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Cod en Papillote with Fennel and Fresh Herbs and Couscous," 10 June 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cod. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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cod

noun
How to pronounce COD (audio)

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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