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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.
cash, or collect, on delivery (purchaser to pay for goods when delivered).
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|Noun||1.||codfish - lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached|
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|
codling - young codfish
burbot, Lota lota, eelpout, cusk, ling - elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
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