from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two edible marine fishes, Microgadus tomcod of North American Atlantic waters or M. proximus of northern Pacific waters, related to and resembling the cod.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species of edible cod found in the Atlantic, Microgadus tomcod.
- n. Microgradus proximus, found in the Pacific.
- n. The kingfish.
- n. The jack (a fish).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small edible American fish (Microgadus tomcod) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the Atlantic coast of the Northen United States; -- called also frostfish. See Illust. under frostfish.
- n. The kingfish. See kingfish (a).
- n. The jack. See 2d jack, 8. (c).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The frost-fish, Microgadus tomcodus (see cut under Microgadus); also, loosely, one of several small fishes like or mistaken for this one. Also tommy-cod.
- n. The jack-fish or rock-fish, a scorpænoid fish Sebastodes paucispinis.
- n. The kingfish, Menticirrus nebulosus. See cut under kingfish.
French tacaud?, probably influenced by Tom, tom (Wiktionary)