gadoid

adjective
ga·​doid | \ ˈgā-ˌdȯid How to pronounce gadoid (audio) , ˈga- How to pronounce gadoid (audio) \

Definition of gadoid

: resembling or related to the cods

Other Words from gadoid

gadoid noun

First Known Use of gadoid

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gadoid

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

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The first known use of gadoid was in 1834

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“Gadoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gadoid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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