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Definition of "cod" [cod]

  • Any of various marine fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, an important food fish of northern Atlantic waters. Also called codfish. (noun)
  • A husk or pod. (noun)
  • Archaic The scrotum. (noun)
  • Obsolete A bag. (noun)
  • Any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, esp G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae. They are also a source of cod-liver oil (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any other fish of the family Gadidae (noun)
  • Any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod (noun)

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Use "cod" in a sentence
  • "Half firdk cod hm in a toK Quarter cod* fiur in a bt."
  • "It is a kind of fish -- what you call a cod -- understand?"
  • "On a Sunday night, I eat battered cod from the newspaper, and remember some glorious old fights."