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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 July 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Abbreviation BG Food Cartel, where the haddock, cod and halibut come out with an oily, bright yellow fry. oregonlive, 17 May 2021 The Atlantic cod was popular staple of fish fillet sandwiches and fish and chips until populations crashed in the 1990s. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 29 Apr. 2021 The woman’s husband created the catfish metaphor, explaining how catfish were packaged with large shipments of cod to keep them fresh and active during their long trips from Alaska to China. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Atlantic cod was once one of the most important fish species in the world. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 7 Apr. 2021 But for something different, try the Saltfish Buljol, a bracing mix of salt cod, tomato, and peppers that's typically served for breakfast in Trinidad. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2021 Other fish options include cod, rockfish, halibut and salmon. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 May 2021 Roughly 200 fresh, whole cod had spilled from the seafood truck as a result of the crash, and troopers said about 40 gallons of diesel fuel also contaminated the roadway. Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2021 Fishing continues in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea for pollock, cod, flounder and many other kinds of fish. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of cod was in the 14th century

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“Cod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cod. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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