codling

noun (1)
cod·​ling | \ ˈkäd-liŋ How to pronounce codling (audio) \

Definition of codling

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a young cod
2 : any of several hakes (especially genus Urophycis)

codling

noun (2)
cod·​ling | \ ˈkäd-liŋ How to pronounce codling (audio) \
variants: or codlin \ ˈkäd-​lən How to pronounce codlin (audio) \

Definition of codling (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small immature apple also : any of several elongated greenish English cooking apples

First Known Use of codling

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for codling

Noun (2)

alteration of Middle English querdlyng

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