cod·​fish | \ ˈkäd-ˌfish How to pronounce codfish (audio) \

Definition of codfish

: cod also : its flesh used as food

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Picture a large Atlantic codfish: Her scales glisten and her chin whiskers are long. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, "We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of codfish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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cod·​fish | \ ˈkäd-ˌfish How to pronounce codfish (audio) \
plural codfish or codfishes

Kids Definition of codfish

: cod

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