Definition of red cod in English:

red cod

noun

  • 1The red codling, Pseudophycis bachus (family Moridae), of waters around New Zealand and southern Australia, which is reddish green above and pink below and turns reddish after death.

  • 2Canadian the yelloweye rockfish, Sebastes ruberrimus (family Sebastidae), of the east Pacific.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian.