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cod·ling 1

 (kŏd′lĭng) also cod·lin (-lĭn)
A cooking apple, especially a greenish, elongated English variety.

[Alteration of Middle English querdlyng, possibly from Anglo-Norman *querdelion, lionheart : Old French cuer, heart; see courage + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + Old French lion, lion; see lion.]

cod·ling 2

n. pl. codling or cod·lings
A young cod.
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(ˈkɒdlɪŋ) or


1. (Cookery) any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
2. (Plants) any unripe apple
[C15 querdlyng, of uncertain origin]


(Animals) a codfish, esp a young one
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(ˈkɒd lɪŋ)

also cod•lin


1. a variety of elongated apple.
2. an unripe, half-grown apple.
[1400–50; Middle English querdling]


(ˈkɒd lɪŋ)

the young of the cod.
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Noun1.codling - young codfish
codfish, cod - major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
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References in classic literature ?
Miss Crow, the daughter of a farmer; John Giddish, himself a farmer; Nan Slouch, Esther Codling, Will Spray, Tom Bennet; the three Misses Potter, whose father keeps the sign of the Red Lion; Betty Chambermaid, Jack Ostler, and many others of inferior note, lay rolling among the graves.
"The Tories bribe, you know: Hawley and his set bribe with treating, hot codlings, and that sort of thing; and they bring the voters drunk to the poll.
JFK TWO had four good days taking anywhere up to 180 fish, mainly codling averaging 3lb, and up to 7lb, along with a few ling to 8lb 8oz, pollock to 5lb and the first of the catfish.
Phil Wright took the heaviest bag of four codling for 10lb 13oz his best 5lb 4oz, while Darren Browne won Cleadon's match with five decent codling for 13lb - best 4.6lb.
Sport was mixed, with some taking decent numbers of codling between 3lb and 5lb on shads from the Sow and Pigs area at Blyth and from the yellow can off St Mary's Island.
The second match featured 25 entrants, with 11 weighing in four codling, three flounder, three sand dabs, two rockling, two coalfish and one pollack.
Everton led just before the break as Lewis Codling fired home after being setup by 14-year-old England youth international Ross Barkley.
FORMER England second-row Alex Codling has been installed as the new coach of Cardiff RFC.
FORMER England lock Alex Codling has confounded medical expectation by returning to top-level rugby with Northampton.
Colin Codling saw red after Dr James Green branded him a drunken slob at the annual dinner of Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire.
Codling moth control program in the Northwest shows coordinated areawide treatments are environment-friendly and effective.
Gary Blanchard fished Seaham Featherbed to take second and third with codling of 3.02lb and 2.63lb, Blanchard also took the heaviest bag with six codling for 11.98lb, with Ian Ainsley second with seven codling for 11.95lb.