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Variant of cod1.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a cod, esp Gadus morhua
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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.


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cash, or collect, on delivery (purchaser to pay for goods when delivered).
[1855–60, Amer.]
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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
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[ˈkɒdfɪʃ] N (codfish or codfishes (pl)) → bacalao m
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Comes here yesterday and says to me, reproachful-like, as I was lifting a twenty-pound codfish out of my boat,
`Uncle Jim, ain't a codfish a dumb animal?' I'd been a-telling him, you see, that he must be real kind to dumb animals, and never hurt 'em in any way.
"A codfish!" Hook echoed blankly, and it was then, but not till then, that his proud spirit broke.
"Have we been captained all this time by a codfish!" they muttered.
Hussey wore a polished necklace of codfish vertebra; and Hosea Hussey had his account books bound in superior old shark-skin.
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.
Salted codfish, not of the best quality, was now on her table.
A codfish of sixty pounds, caught in the bay, had been dissolved into the rich liquid of a chowder.
Codfish and parsnips, two chops to follow, hot-and-hot, or I'll be the death of you, for Number Four.
There it remained as long as so small an object was discernible, and probably much longer, staring (as though something inexpressibly surprising should happen to a codfish) like an ill-executed eye in a large locket.
It is all head and no body, like the pictures of the Goddess Laverna, -- or, at best, all head and shoulders, like a codfish. But he is a good creature after all.
Region V's Rommel Abion Solane LPG/Released Steamed sweet potato stuffed in spicy taro leaves with creamy coconut sauce Solane LPG/Released Region VI'sGil George Jucaban Solane LPG/Released Adobo flakes with mango salsa Solane LPG/Released Chef Mario Semblante of Region VII inspired awe with his Cebuano Surf and Turf (Malunggay-crusted Visayan deep-sea codfish, Argao mango wine millet risotto crust, homemade fish chicharon with Cebu chorizo foam) while Chef Jimmy Boy Basa of Region VIII won nods for his dish of Pickled radish and turnips with beef strips in authentic coconut wine (bahalina tuba).