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 The long-standing appetizer springs from a whip of salt cod made on-site, potatoes, heavy cream and garlic; the balls are fried to a light crunch and give way to fluffy fillings. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 The seafood portion of the menu will be sourced from the Gulf and beyond, with features including Gulf and East Coast oysters, cod and grouper. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 1 June 2022 Tasty Atlantic cod have moved into Arctic fishing waters. New York Times, 19 May 2022 Today, the temperatures of the world’s oceans and their oxygen levels are nearing that same tipping point for certain species like Arctic cod and organisms such as ocean coral, Curtis Deutsch, a Princeton University geoscientist said in the report. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 4 May 2022 In the episode, Reynolds was invited to join Fieri, his family and friends as the group ate dishes prepared from the crab and cod purchased from Novelli’s. oregonlive, 17 June 2022 A year ago, the average price for a regular cod and chips would be about £7, Crook said. Anna Cooban, CNN, 16 May 2022 Fishing also is ongoing for cod, rockfish, perch, flounders and many other species. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2022 The signature cod is wrapped in a golden batter, light and crispy, so every bite delivers a hot crunch with tender moistness underneath. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2022 See More

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for cod

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

COD

abbreviation

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

COD

abbreviation

Legal Definition of COD

cash on delivery, collect on delivery

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