tomcod
Cod Cod, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L. gadus merlangus.] (Zo["o]l.) An important edible fish ({Gadus morrhua}), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several varieties; as {shore cod}, from shallow water; {bank cod}, from the distant banks; and {rock cod}, which is found among ledges, and is often dark brown or mottled with red. The {tomcod} is a distinct species of small size. The {bastard}, {blue}, {buffalo}, or {cultus cod} of the Pacific coast belongs to a distinct family. See {Buffalo cod}, under {Buffalo}. [1913 Webster]

{Cod fishery}, the business of fishing for cod.

{Cod line}, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish. --McElrath. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Morrhua pruinosa)


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  • Tomcod — bezeichnet: Fische der Gattung Microgadus, siehe Systematik der Dorsche Atlantik Tomcod (Microgadus tomcod), auch bekannt als Frostfisch, Tommy Cod oder Winter Cod Pazifik Tomcod (Microgadus proximus) den ersten, nach dem Atlantik Tomcod… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tomcod — Tom cod , n. [Tom (see {Tomboy}) + cod: cf. F. tacaud whiting pout, American Indian tacaud, literally, plenty fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small edible American fish ({Microgadus tomcod}) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the Atlantic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tomcod — ☆ tomcod [täm′käd΄ ] n. [see TOM] any of a genus (Microgadus) of small, marine, gadoid food fishes …   English World dictionary

  • tomcod — /tom kod /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) tomcod, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) tomcods. 1. either of two small cods, Microgadus tomcod, of the Atlantic Ocean, or M. proximus, of the Pacific Ocean. 2. any of various similar… …   Universalium

  • tomcod — noun Date: 1722 either of two small fishes (Microgadus tomcod of the Atlantic and M. proximus of the Pacific) of the cod family …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tomcod — 1) Microgadus tomcod (Gadidae) 2) a grade or cull of dried and salted cod (Gadus morhua) 3) a young cod (Gadus morhua) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • tomcod — noun (plural same or tomcods) a small edible greenish brown North American cod. [Microgadus proximus (Pacific coast) and M. tomcod (Atlantic coast).] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tomcod — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: tom + cod 1. : any of several small fishes of the genus Microgadus closely resembling the common codfish except in size: as a. : a fish (M. tomcod) of the cold and temperate Atlantic coast that is olive to gray above… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tomcod — n. Frost fish (Morrhua pruinosa) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Microgadus tomcod — Tomcod Tom cod , n. [Tom (see {Tomboy}) + cod: cf. F. tacaud whiting pout, American Indian tacaud, literally, plenty fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small edible American fish ({Microgadus tomcod}) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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