Definitions

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

  • n. A greenish elongated English apple used for cooking.
  • n. A small unripe apple.
  • n. A young cod.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, immature apple
  • n. Any of various greenish, elongated English apple varieties, used for cooking
  • n. A small, young cod
  • n. A hake (cod-related food fish), notably from the genus Urophycis.
  • v. Present participle of codle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young cod; also, a hake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. plural Green peas.
  • n. An unripe apple.
  • n. An apple to be stewed, or used only when stewed.
  • n. One of several cultivated varieties of kitchen apple with large or medium-sized fruit.
  • n. A testicle. Sylvester, Du Bartas.
  • n. plural Limestones partially burnt.
  • n. The young of the common cod when about the size of the whiting.
  • n. A gadoid fish of the genus Phycis, as the American P. chuss and P. tenuis.
  • n. A balk sawed into lengths for staves.

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

  • n. young codfish

Etymologies

Alteration of Middle English querdlyng, possibly from Anglo-Norman *querdelion, lionheart : Old French cuer, heart; see courage + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + Old French lion, lion; see lion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cod +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)
codle +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • - One of the main problems when growing apples and pears is a pest called the codling moth, the pink-white grubs of which How can I stop my marrows from getting powdery mildew without using chemicals?

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  • Beyond Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed "last man standing" against Obama worship, mocking Obama for, among other things, painting a wall in a homeless shelter in a call for national service as codling the poor, most criticism of Obama from the right takes the form of criticism of the financial bailout and the economic stimulus plan.

    Sheri and Allan Rivlin: Who Doesn't Like Barack Obama? -- Part 1

  • Modern Technology for me is a max/min thermometer that will tell me when the biofix for the codling moth is in.

    Mifflin Library and the rapidly aging farmer

  • You start counting days after that minumum temperature and then you spray your codling killer, pyrethrin in this case.

    Mifflin Library and the rapidly aging farmer

  • Those republicans who are greedy (as most are) are given the promise of getting rich, big tax cuts, cutting crime by not codling the poor ‘black man’ and welfare queens while they kill any of them that are ‘dangerous’.

    Think Progress » The Truth About the Buses

  • But in the USA our dumb ed down “for Profit” media will continue codling these folks until half of our damn population are dim witted asshats!

    Answers in Genesis Corrupts Kentucky's Government - The Panda's Thumb

  • At first I thought it was the oriental fruit moth; then I was sure it was the brown marmorated stink bug; this year I blamed codling moths.

    The City

  • • Cooking apples are distinctly tart when raw a pH around 3 and sugar content around 12%, well-balanced when cooked, and have a firm flesh that tends to maintain its structure when heated in pies or tarts, rather than falling immediately into a puree or—as in some early “codling” varieties— into a fluffy froth.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Also sometimes middling turbot, with whiting, codling and large flounders; the small fish, as above, they sell in the country.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • Other dishes were served in inventive presentations of sauces and florid concoctions of combined ingredients, from porpoise and peas in onion wine sauce, to sturgeon roe and gurnard flanks, to great plaice and codling pie in sauce vert.

    Soul of the Fire

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