Cod liver
Cod liver Cod" liv`er, n. The liver of the common cod and allied species. [1913 Webster]

{Cod-liver oil}, an oil obtained from the liver of the codfish, and used extensively in medicine as a means of supplying the body with fat in cases of malnutrition. [1913 Webster]


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