cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod also cods

Definition of cod

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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 as
a : one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fish
b : one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean
2 : any of various bony fishes resembling the true cods

Definition of cod (Entry 2 of 3)

codex

Definition of COD (Entry 3 of 3)

cash on delivery; collect on delivery

Examples of cod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Soaring ceilings and white leather booths over more excitement than the menu: Black cod arrives expertly poached, but its curry sauce tastes like creamer. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, 28 Aug. 2017 One of the best things on offer is the ceviche from Mazunte: nothing but protein-rich cod marinated in lime juice with bits of jalapeno and tomato. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, 14 Aug. 2017 But the people who munched on that dried cod roughly 1,000 years ago were living under Danish rule in a cosmopolitan port city. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, 7 Aug. 2017 Book a private dinner in the estate’s blue-tiled dining room for regional specialties like sopa alentejana de tomate (tomato bread soup) and bacalhau fresco (fresh cod) paired with the estate’s wines. Laura Giannatempo, CNT, 21 July 2017 King Cove officials keep a list of the medical evacuations by plane or boat to Cold Bay, an exhaustive catalogue of suffering and treatment delays for problems like fractures, heart problems and a fisherman crushed by a 600-pound cod trap. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Dispatch News, 18 July 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Abbreviation My friends who eat meat say don't skip the snails, the banana-leaf cod, or the lamb. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 30 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, a subarctic fish, the Pacific cod, has skyrocketed — going from 29,124 metric tons in 2010 to 227,577 in 2021. Susanne Rust, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Dec. 2021 Meanwhile, a subarctic fish, the Pacific cod, has skyrocketed — going from 29,124 metric tons in 2010 to 227,577 in 2021. Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2021 Other staples included calamari, then considered a bait fish, as well as baccalà, salted cod, prepared three different ways. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 16 Dec. 2021 The two sides also worked to develop marinades to gain maximum flavor from proteins and vegetables such as miso cod marinated for three days in an organic soybean preparation and then oven roasted, creating a natural, flavorful caramelization. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Staff are on hand with treats, dog beer, and an array of seasonal dishes for your pooch sourced from local markets and organic farms (think: poached cod with garden peas and crushed potatoes, or rib eye steak with doggie chips). Tal Dekel Daks, Travel + Leisure, 7 Oct. 2021 Potatoes are cooked, onions and carrots are added, and then the cod. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Oct. 2021 The musical veers its focus from weighty matters – a mother anxious about her missing firefighter son in New York – to more silly events, like a rowdy evening at a local bar where visitors are urged to kiss a cod. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of cod

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cod

Noun

Middle English

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“Cod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cod. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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cod

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cod

: a large fish that lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is often eaten as food

cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod

Kids Definition of cod

: a large fish found in the deep colder parts of the northern Atlantic Ocean and often used for food

COD

abbreviation

Kids Definition of COD

1 cash on delivery
2 collect on delivery

cod

noun
\ ˈkäd How to pronounce cod (audio) \
plural cod also cods

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: as
a : one (Gadus morhua) of the North Atlantic that is an important food fish
b : one (Gadus macrocephalus) of the Pacific Ocean

COD

abbreviation

Legal Definition of COD

cash on delivery, collect on delivery

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