(also codfish /ˈkädˌfiSH/)Translate cod | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
noun (plural same)
- a large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.
- Family Gadidae (the cod family): many genera and species, in particular the North Atlantic Gadus morhua, of great commercial importance as a food fish and as a source of cod liver oil. The cod family also includes the haddock, ling, pollack, whiting, and other food fishes
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