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 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., "From the Files of The Farmer," 25 Nov. 2020 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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“Codfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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