Cod
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 vulgaris)


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  • COD — COD; cod·ding·ton; cod·en; cod; cod·er; cod·i·cal; cod·i·cil; cod·i·cil·lary; cod·i·fi·ca·tion; cod·i·fy; cod·lins; cod·man; en·cod·er; li·ma·cod·i·dae; ly·cod·i·dae; mol·ly·cod·dler; os·tra·cod; pes·cod; sar·cod·ic; vo·cod·er; cod·dle; cod·ling; …   English syllables

  • Cod — bzw. CoD und COD bezeichnen: als Cod: Fische der Gattung: Microgadus, siehe Tomcod Gadus morhua, siehe Kabeljau Ruvettus pretiosus:„Cod Fish“; siehe Ölfisch USS Cod (SS 224), US amerikanisches U Boot als Abkürzung CoD oder COD: Demokratische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • COD — steht für: USS Cod (SS 224), US amerikanisches U Boot als Abkürzung CoD oder COD: Call of Duty, Computerspiel Reihe Carrier Onboard Delivery, Verfahren zur Versorgung eines Flugzeugträgers auf See Cash on Delivery, Bezahlung im Nachnahmeverfahren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • COD — c.o.d. adj. (Commerce) an abbreviation of {collect on delivery}; payment due by the recipient on delivery; as, a COD parcel. [Also spelled {COD}.] Syn: collect, collect on delivery. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cod — c.o.d. adj. (Commerce) an abbreviation of {collect on delivery}; payment due by the recipient on delivery; as, a COD parcel. [Also spelled {COD}.] Syn: collect, collect on delivery. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cod — (k[o^]d), n. [AS. codd small bag; akin to Icel. koddi pillow, Sw. kudde cushion; cf. W. cod, cwd, bag, shell.] [1913 Webster] 1. A husk; a pod; as, a peascod. [Eng.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. A small bag or pouch. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • COD — abbrcash on delivery, collect on delivery Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. COD abbreviation for cas …   Law dictionary

  • cod — Ⅰ. cod [1] (also codfish) ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin, important as a food fish. ORIGIN perhaps the same word as Old English codd «bag», because of the fish s appearance. Ⅱ. cod [2] ► ADJE …   English terms dictionary

  • cod — cod1 [käd] n. pl. cod or cods [ME < ? COD2, in reference to shape] any of various gadoid fishes of northern seas, important as a source of cod liver oil and food, esp. any of a genus (Gadus) with firm flesh and soft fins, found off the coast… …   English World dictionary

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