American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various marine fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, an important food fish of northern Atlantic waters. Also called codfish.
- n. A husk or pod.
- n. Archaic The scrotum.
- n. Obsolete A bag.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag.
- n. A pillow; a bolster; a cushion.
- n. Any husk, shell, envelop, or case containing the seeds of a plant; a pod.
- n. The scrotum.
- n. The belly; paunch.
- n. plural The testicles.
- n. The narrow part at the extremity of a trawl-net, usually 4 or 5 feet wide and 10 feet long. See trawl-net.
- To inclose in a cod.
- To form an involucre; become a codling: said of an apple.
- n. The common English name of the Gadus morrhua, an anacanthine fish of the family Gadidæ, and its best-known representative. It is a valuable food-fish, and is widely distributed throughout the northern and temperate seas of both hemispheres, but does not enter the Mediterranean, though found as far south as Gibraltar. The principal cod-fisheries are on the banks of Newfoundland and the coasts of New England, but very valuable ones also exist on the coasts of Norway. It is a very voracious fish, living in water from 25 to 50 fathoms deep, where it always feeds close to the bottom, and will take almost any kind of bait which may be offered. The cod reaches maturity at the end of the third year, when it usually measures about 3 feet in length and weighs from 12 to 20 pounds; individuals, however, have been taken weighing from 50 to more than 100 pounds. The cod is of great commercial importance both as a food-fish and as the source of cod-liver oil, which possesses nutritive and therapeutic qualities of much value. Some variations in the size or quality of cod are indicated by terms expressive of the location in which they are taken, as deep-water or shoal-water cod, shore or inshore cod, etc. The name is also extended, as a popular family term equivalent to Gadidæ, to all the species, and in different English-speaking countries is misapplied to various species of scorpænids, chirids, serranids, sparids, percophidids, and ophidiids.
- n. A chiroid fish, Ophiodon elongatus, of the Pacific coasts of North America, universally called cod and codfish where the true cod is unknown. Also called cultus-cod.
- n. A serranoid fish, Polyprion oxygeneios, of New Zealand, properly called hapuka.
- n. In New Zealand, the rock-cod.
- n. Misapplied at San Francisco to a sebastine fish, Sebastichthys flavidus, and about Puget Sound to a chiroid fish, Hexagrammus decagrammus.
- n. A serranoid fish, Serranus (?) cuvieri, of South Africa.
- n. A percophidoid flsh, Percis colias, of New Zealand.
- To make fun of or play practical jokes upon.
- To play practical jokes.
- n. A practical joke; a guy; a grind.
- n. The bearing of a car-axle; a bush.
- To fish for cod.
- An abbreviation of Codex.
- n. obsolete A bag.
- n. obsolete A husk or integument; a pod.
- n. The scrotum (also in plural).
- n. A marine fish of the family Gadidae.
- n. A marine fish resembling a cod of the genus Gadus, such as the rock cod.
- n. A joke or an imitation.
- n. A stupid or foolish person.
- adj. Having the character of imitation; jocular. (now usually attributive, forming mostly compound adjectives).
- v. slang, transitive, dialectal To attempt to deceive or confuse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving A husk; a pod.
- n. obsolete A small bag or pouch.
- n. The scrotum.
- n. Prov. Eng. A pillow or cushion.
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- adj. payable by the recipient on delivery
- v. harass with persistent criticism or carping
- n. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
- n. lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
- n. major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
- adv. collecting the charges upon delivery
- v. fool or hoax
- Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English.Middle English, from Old English codd. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“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.”
“And with number sixty-one, a great cod is caught by three boys.”
“But think about all the great seafood options being offered right now from carts and trucks in Midtown alone … the fried cod from the Schnitzel Truck, Tianbula from the NYC Cravings Truck, and the always delicious salmon and tilapia served by Kwik Meal (shown above.)”
“It adds that the hunt, "provides supplemental income for isolated fishing communities that have been hurt by the decline in cod stocks.”
“Newfoundland fishermen originally perfected the breed to help bring in cod lines.”
“The black cod is from a farm in British Columbia, on the northwest side of Vancouver Island … a more sustainable alternative to wild black cod.”
“Nevertheless, always willing to reinforce failure with, er … more failure, ICES are now calling for a complete ban on cod exploitation AND – in the height of moronic fatuity – are telling EU member state governments that other species, such as haddock and plaice, will have to be severely curtailed if cod is to be protected.”
“Apparently battered cod is a known aphrodisiac as I said in my last post.”
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