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Variant of cod1.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a cod, esp Gadus morhua



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -cod, (esp. for kinds or species) -cods.
1. any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, esp. Gadus morhua, of cool, N Atlantic waters.
2. a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the N Pacific.



Cape, Cape Cod.


or cod.,



or c.o.d.,

cash, or collect, on delivery (purchaser to pay for goods when delivered).
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codfish - lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fishcodfish - lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua - one of the world's most important commercial fishes
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
salt cod - codfish preserved in salt; must be desalted and flaked by soaking in water and pounding; used in e.g. codfish cakes
2.codfish - major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
Gadus, genus Gadus - type genus of the Gadidae: the typical codfishes
codling - young codfish
Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua - one of the world's most important commercial fishes
Alaska cod, Gadus macrocephalus, Pacific cod - closely related to Atlantic cod
burbot, Lota lota, eelpout, cusk, ling - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
schrod, scrod - young Atlantic cod or haddock especially one split and boned for cooking


[ˈkɒdfɪʃ] N (codfish or codfishes (pl)) → bacalao m
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A codfish of sixty pounds, caught in the bay, had been dissolved into the rich liquid of a chowder.
Hussey wore a polished necklace of codfish vertebra; and Hosea Hussey had his account books bound in superior old shark-skin.
Codfish and parsnips, two chops to follow, hot-and-hot, or I'll be the death of you, for Number Four.
As soon as I arrived, I sent a penitential codfish and barrel of oysters to Joe (as reparation for not having gone myself), and then went on to Barnard's Inn.
It is all head and no body, like the pictures of the Goddess Laverna, -- or, at best, all head and shoulders, like a codfish.
Comes here yesterday and says to me, reproachful-like, as I was lifting a twenty-pound codfish out of my boat,
Salted codfish, not of the best quality, was now on her table.
It has been called a mockery of dancing, with couples swooning like codfish clasped together in a hazy trance that's nothing but an excuse for an opportunity of mutual self-indulgence.
The 14,000-square-meter Euro-Baltic Fischverarbeitungs GmbH factory processes semi-finished herring for marinating, delicatessen and canneries in Europe, as well as sprats, codfish, flounder and other species that are filleted and frozen.
But a couple of stolen bites of that succulent, tasty codfish filet proved that it was far superior to the dry, fibrous halibut on my plate, even when the latter was tricked up with ginger-laced spinach and wasabi essence.
Dried codfish (or bacalhau) is still part of the staple diet over there.
IT is codfish and sushi night at Highbury as pounds 4million Japanese star Junichi Inamoto finally gets his full Arsenal debut.