Main definitions of codling in English

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codling1

noun

  • An immature cod.

    • ‘Fishermen often come there, as indicated by the sign which says it's a good spot for catching flatfish, bass and codling.’
    • ‘I was tempted by some mouth-watering fish options, including swordfish steak and young codling, described in sumptuous detail.’
    • ‘This fish may be distinguished from codling by the long filaments of the ventral fins and the more rounded tail fin.’
    • ‘In even shallower water, the kelp cover thickened and small pollack and codling darted around, snapping at particles in the water.’
    • ‘Some 600,000 codlings are due to be delivered to cages belonging to the sea farms this summer.’

Pronunciation

codling

/ˈkɒdlɪŋ/

Main definitions of codling in English

: codling1codling2

codling2

noun

  • Any of several varieties of cooking apple having a long tapering shape.

    • ‘Grandfather sold the russets and the codlings from his orchard, and those he didn't sell he stored in his pristine white-washed cellar.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French quer de lion ‘lionheart’.

Pronunciation

codling

/ˈkɒdlɪŋ/