noun (plural same)
- 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
- Place the salted codfish into a bowl, breaking it into large chunks.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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late 17th century (denoting a person of a specified kind): of uncertain origin.