cod

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noun \ˈkäd\

Definition of cod

plural

cod

also

cods

  1. 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 asa :  one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fishb :  one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean

  2. 2 :  any of various bony fishes resembling the true cods

Origin and Etymology of cod

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


cod

abbreviation

Definition of cod

  1. codex


COD

abbreviation

Definition of COD

  1. cash on delivery; collect on delivery


COD Defined for Kids

cod

play
noun \ˈkäd\

Definition of cod for Students

plural

cod

  1. :  a large fish found in the deep colder parts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and often used for food


COD

abbreviation

Definition of COD for Students

  1. 1 cash on delivery

  2. 2 collect on delivery


Medical Dictionary

cod

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noun \ˈkäd\

Medical Definition of cod

plural

cod

also

cods

  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: asa:  one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fishb:  one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean


Law Dictionary

COD

abbreviation

Legal Definition of COD

  1. cash on delivery, collect on delivery


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