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codling

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noun cod·ling \ ˈkäd-liŋ \

Definition of codling

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

First Known Use of codling

13th century


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codling

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noun cod·ling \ ˈkäd-liŋ \
variants: or codlin play \ˈkäd-lən\

Definition of codling

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

Origin and Etymology of codling

alteration of Middle English querdlyng


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