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

Definition of codfish

: cod also : its flesh used as food

Examples of codfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An entertaining museum with a focus on Portugal’s fishing trade, which includes an interactive fishing boat and an aquarium stocked with codfish. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 A few weeks into this Lenten season no one at the museum or Newfields, its umbrella organization, has been hit with a codfish. Daniel Lee, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021 The skin is thick on the belly of the codfish and the fur is heavy on the back of the squirrel, so be prepared for a long, hard winter., 25 Nov. 2020 Picture a large Atlantic codfish: Her scales glisten and her chin whiskers are long. Ben Guarino, Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of codfish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Codfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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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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