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noun (1)

cod·​ling ˈkäd-liŋ How to pronounce codling (audio)
: a young cod
: any of several hakes (especially genus Urophycis)


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noun (2)

cod·​ling ˈkäd-liŋ How to pronounce codling (audio)
variants or codlin
: a small immature apple
also : any of several elongated greenish English cooking apples

Word History


Noun (2)

alteration of Middle English querdlyng

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codling was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Codling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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