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tomcod

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Definition of tomcod in English:

noun (plural same or tomcods)

A small edible greenish-brown North American fish of the cod family, popular with anglers.
  • Genus Microgadus, family Gadidae: M. proximus of the Pacific coasts, and M. tomcod of the Atlantic coasts and fresh water
Example sentences
  • Common fish species in the area include atlantic tomcod, mummichog, redfish, herring, silver hake, Greenland halibut, and the dangerously overfished northern cod.
  • Some of the predatory fish of the ecozone are brook trout and Atlantic tomcod.
  • Microgadus tomcod is a close relation of the cod but much smaller and found only in the NW Atlantic, from Labrador down to Virginia.

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