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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 dē; see de-) + Old French lion, lion; see lion.]
n. pl. codling or cod·lings
A young cod.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a variety of elongated apple.
2. an unripe, half-grown apple.
[1400–50; Middle English querdling]
the young of the cod.
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