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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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

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 Crawdads 1375 Garden Highway What's new: A half-dozen dishes recently joined the menu, such as ahi nachos with ponzu and macadamia nuts, grilled cheese with crab claw meat, and a Creole burrito with cod, andouille sausage and crawdads. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway," 18 May 2018 The British colonies in America grew rapidly as an economic force in the early 17th century, selling rice, wheat, corn and cod to the British West Indies, where the goods fed a huge slave population. Hoyt Hilsman, WSJ, "Tariffs Made America Great," 10 July 2018 Lobsters have migrated 170 miles and the iconic cod about 65 miles, while mid-Atlantic species such as black sea bass have surged about 250 miles north, federal surveys show. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "Fish wars loom as climate change pushes lobster, cod, and other species north," 21 June 2018 Unlike cod or walleye fish frys, smelt are small fish that are generally served whole. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port Washington smelt fry hopes to endure changes, continue after 67th annual event," 4 Apr. 2018 The menu included a smoked tomato bisque, and a main course choice of Atlantic cod or braised beef. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Bridal Shop Owner Wore Five Different Dresses for her Palm Springs Wedding," 10 July 2018 Compare the color of frozen fillets with that of the cod that is sitting on ice at the seafood counter, to see whether there’s any difference. Bonnie S. Benwick, charlotteobserver, "What you should know about buying frozen fish," 3 July 2018 On the other, there are totchos ($10), potato nuggets smothered in cheese sauce, chorizo, beans and pico de gallo, and Panga hot fish ($8), chunks of cod in spicy batter served with remoulade. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 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

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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

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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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