Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fish of the suborder Gadoidei, which includes the cods and the hakes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Gadidæ or Gadoidea.
  • noun A fish of the family Gadidæ; a gadid. Also gadean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidæ) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to cod or the Gadidae family.
  • noun Any fish of the family Gadidae

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

  • noun a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Gadus, fish genus including the Atlantic cod (from Greek gados, a kind of fish) + –oid.]

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From modern Latin gadus, from Ancient Greek γάδος (gados, "cod").

Examples

  • Life history and ecology of the gadoid resources of the Barents Sea.

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  • Atlantic cod is the most abundant gadoid species in the northern North

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  • In 1992, Dr. Steven Murawski, now National Marine Fisheries Service's chief scientist, wrote, "Given the current high abundance of skates and dogfish, it may not be possible to increase gadoid (cod and haddock) and flounder abundance without 'extracting' some of the current standing stock."

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  • In 1992, Dr. Steven Murawski, now National Marine Fisheries Service's chief scientist, wrote, "Given the current high abundance of skates and dogfish, it may not be possible to increase gadoid (cod and haddock) and flounder abundance without 'extracting' some of the current standing stock."

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