ga·​doid ˈgā-ˌdȯid How to pronounce gadoid (audio) ˈga- How to pronounce gadoid (audio)
: resembling or related to the cods
gadoid noun

Word History


New Latin Gadus, genus of fish including the cods (borrowed from Greek gádos "hake, or a similar fish," probably of pre-Greek substratal origin) + -oid entry 2, probably after Gadoidae, former family name

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gadoid was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Gadoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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