Definition of cod
1 : any of various bottom-dwelling fishes (family Gadidae, the cod family) that usually occur in cold marine waters and often have barbels and three dorsal fins: such asa : one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fishb : one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean
2 : any of various bony fishes resembling the true cods
Recent Examples of cod from the Web
Oyster production in the Pacific Northwest is declining because of ocean acidification, and historic cod, haddock and flounder fisheries on the East Coast have collapsed amid decades of overfishing and ocean warming.
The slightly upscale Tia Alice is one of the culinary icons of Fátima thanks to a kitchen that focuses on hearty homemade meals including a cod gratin with shrimp and a slow-roasted veal.
Local ingredients, especially fish, remain the focus: scallops, oysters, sea urchin, mussels, clams, crab, cod and roe all appear on a sample menu.
People, for instance, like Ted Ames, a fisherman who worked for years collecting fishermen’s tales in Maine and turned them into a novel and important finding about cod populations along the New England coast.
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Origin and Etymology of cod
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of cod
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Definition of cod for Students
: a large fish found in the deep colder parts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and often used for food
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Medical Definition of cod
: any of various bottom-dwelling fishes (family Gadidae, the cod family) that usually occur in cold marine waters and often have barbels and three dorsal fins: asa: one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fishb: one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean
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