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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.’
- ‘In even shallower water, the kelp cover thickened and small pollack and codling darted around, snapping at particles in the water.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Some 600,000 codlings are due to be delivered to cages belonging to the sea farms this summer.’
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.’
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French quer de lion ‘lionheart’.
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