tomcod

noun
tom·​cod | \ ˈtäm-ˌkäd How to pronounce tomcod (audio) \

Definition of tomcod

: either of two small fishes (Microgadus tomcod of the northwestern Atlantic and M. proximus of the northeastern Pacific) of the cod family

Examples of tomcod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But from a practical angling perspective, tomcod, like smelt, belong to the past. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 December is a time to hunt reindeer and fish for tomcod, according to village elders Alice Fitka and Virginia Washington. Loren Holmes, Anchorage Daily News, "A visit from Santa brings hope to a Western Alaska village," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of tomcod

1722, in the meaning defined above

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“Tomcod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tomcod. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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