Definition of cod in English:

cod

(also codfish)

noun

  • 1A large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.

    • ‘A more popular Creole dish is roasted breadfruit with salted codfish, onions, and peppers cooked in oil.’
    • ‘Why is the government saying that, if the codfish come back, draggers will be allowed to take part in any future fishery?’
    • ‘Populations of cod, haddock, halibut, red drum and yellowtail flounder are at record lows.’
    • ‘Proteins that occur only in minor amounts can also be major food allergens, as has been shown for an allergen from codfish.’
    • ‘The threat of a ban on fishing for cod, whiting and haddock brings home the stark reality.’
    • ‘Helen ordered the baked cod, which came with tomatoes and I think basil.’
    • ‘I feel so numb that if someone where to beat me around the head with a 5 kilo codfish I wouldn't notice.’
    • ‘Salt fish cakes are made from shredded salted codfish mashed together with boiled potatoes, onions, and pepper, then placed in a batter and fried.’
    • ‘Following the collapse of white fish stocks like cod and haddock, the town has reinvented itself as the country's largest shellfish port.’
    • ‘Place the salted codfish into a bowl, breaking it into large chunks.’
    • ‘Sunday breakfast is generally a big meal of salt codfish from Nova Scotia, egg sauce, boiled potatoes, cooked bananas, and avocado when in season.’
    • ‘We had the green onions for the softness, the beans and pistachios took care of the crunch - both of them complementing the pleasantly firm codfish really well.’
    • ‘Some types of fish - such as cod, tuna or halibut - have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry.’
    • ‘These larger animals include the great schools of fish, such as tuna, menhaden, cod and mackerel, which we catch for food.’
    • ‘The deer were gone, and the codfish that sustained the local economy was mostly salted for export.’
    • ‘The happy family travel to the local steam baths and cleanse themselves before settling down to a meal of boiled codfish.’
    • ‘There were six-and seven-foot-long codfish weighing as much as 200 pounds.’
    • ‘There were fresh shrimp, mussels, and codfish in the mix, and little fronds of carrot and fennel, all of which were nicely fried to a golden, tempura-like crispness.’
    • ‘I know you all love me, but I need to do something, not sit around her like a codfish in a tank.’
    • ‘It is now illegal to fish for cod and lobsters are taken on a strict quota basis.’
    1. 1.1 Used in names of fishes similar or related to the cod, e.g., rock cod, tomcod.
      • ‘Murray cod was listed as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in July last year.’
      • ‘And the Murray cod - a totem in both indigenous and settler cultures in these parts - has always been a prized food.’

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin; one suggestion is that the word is the same as Old English cod(d) bag because of the fish's appearance.

Pronunciation

cod

/käd/

Definition of COD in English:

COD

  • 1Cash on delivery.

  • 2North American Collect on delivery.

Pronunciation

COD

/ˌsēˌōˈdē/