Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See cod1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cod (the fish).
  • n. The flesh of the cod as food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of fish. Same as cod.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cod; a fish of the genus Gadus.
  • n. The flesh of the cod as an article of food: as, a dish of codfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
  • n. major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters

Etymologies

cod +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We hope they'll choose one of these fish over something like the poor bedeviled codfish, which is still being overfished on George's bank.

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  • Great Britain, Newfoundland has little direct trade with Canada, and moreover enjoys a virtual monopoly of one particular commodity, namely codfish, by which it manages to support its small population.

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  • On all sides, indeed, there flourished a strong British party, and particularly in New England, where the so-called codfish aristocracy (by no means extinct today) exhibited an undisguised Anglomania, and looked forward confidently to a rapprochement with the mother country.

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  • They were both against me, but I insisted, and the codfish was a powerful ally.

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  • The great staple, the true meat of the population, is salt codfish, which is prepared in a great number of ways.

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  • Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (Gomes de Sá Bacalhau) is a salted codfish, which is a dish born locally but also very popular nationally.

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  • [3] A kind of codfish, which has been soaked in lye for several weeks, and is a general Christmas dish in Norway and Sweden.

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  • There are many good places capable of containing any number of vessels, and abounding in fish in the season, such as codfish, salmon, bass, herring, halibut, and other kinds in great numbers.

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  • On the Asbury Park boardwalk, dozens of people packed into a music-filled Langosta Lounge for a meal that featured traditional Thanksgiving offerings along with dishes such as codfish with provencal tomatoes and Italian sausage soup.

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  • “Look here, gentlemen, look at this little codfish”; and with this she lift[ed] out from beneath the rags a diminutive mulatto child of a few weeks old, to the great delight of Sambo, who reveal[ed] all his ivory.

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