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

Think of the foods that are abundant in the Pacific Northwest: salmon, halibut, cod, shellfish, clams, mussels, oysters, seaweed. Sandy M. Fernandez, Woman's Day, "How Three Women Are Pioneering to End Hunger in the U.S.," 14 Nov. 2018 His menu ranges from classic Polish dishes like toothsome potato pierogies, smoked sturgeon served with a zingy citrus chutney, butter-poached cod, and smoked kielbasa, to more typically French Canadian dishes prepared with his inimitable twist. Isa Tousignant, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Montreal," 17 Aug. 2018 That's why the blacktip sharks, just like cod, dogfish, and a host of other fish species, are moving north to get more comfortable—and follow their food supply. National Geographic, "More Sharks Ditching Annual Migration as Ocean Warms," 8 Mar. 2018 In the Bering Sea, halibut, pollock and cod are moving away. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Climate Change Drives Fish Into New Waters, Remaking an Industry," 22 Dec. 2018 The fish of choice here are cod and haddock, staples of fish-and-chip shops. David Segal, New York Times, "In Brexit Vote, Town’s Nostalgia for Seafaring Past Muddied Its Future," 23 Apr. 2018 Cover and bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes or until cod is cooked. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mediterranean Baked Cod," 21 Oct. 2016 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

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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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