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Webster 1913 Edition


Cod

Cod

(kŏd)
,
Noun.
[AS.
codd
small bag; akin to Icel.
koddi
pillow, Sw.
kudde
cushion; cf. W.
cod
,
cwd
, bag, shell.]
1.
A husk; a pod;
as, a peas
cod
.
[Eng.]
Mortimer.
2.
A small bag or pouch.
[Obs.]
Halliwell.
3.
The scrotum.
Dunglison.
4.
A pillow or cushion.
[Prov. Eng.]
Halliwell.

Cod

,
Noun.
[Cf. G.
gadde
, and (in Heligoland)
gadden
, L.
gadus
merlangus.]
(Zool.)
An important edible fish (
Gadus morrhua
), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.
☞ There are several varieties; as
shore cod
, from shallow water;
bank cod
, from the distant banks; and
rock cod
, which is found among ledges, and is often dark brown or mottled with red. The
tomcod
is a distinct species of small size. The
bastard
,
blue
,
buffalo
, or
cultus cod
of the Pacific coast belongs to a distinct family. See
Buffalo cod
, under
Buffalo
.
Cod fishery
,
the business of fishing for cod.
Cod line
,
an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
McElrath.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cod

COD

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Definition 2022


cod

cod

See also: COD, còd, and C.O.D.

English

Noun

cod (plural cods)

  1. (obsolete) A small bag or pouch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  2. (Britain, obsolete) A husk or integument; a pod.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XV:
      And he wolde fayne have filled his bely with the coddes, that the swyne ate: and noo man gave hym.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)
  3. (now rare) The scrotum (also in plural).
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.4:
      that which we call castoreum [] are not the same to be termed testicles or stones; for these cods or follicles are found in both sexes, though somewhat more protuberant in the male.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete or Britain dialectal, Scotland) A pillow or cushion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately the same as Etymology 1, above.

Noun

cod (usually uncountable, plural cod or cods)

  1. The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua.
  2. The sea fish of the genus Gadus generally, as inclusive of the Pacific and Greenland cod.
  3. The sea fish of the family Gadidae which are sold as "cod", as haddock and whiting.
  4. (informal, usually with qualifiers) Other unrelated fish which are similarly important to regional fisheries, as the hapuku and cultus cod.
  5. (informal, usually with qualifiers) Other unrelated fish which resemble the Atlantic cod, as the rock cod and blue cod.
Usage notes

The term Atlantic cod is now used where it is desired to distinguish the other members of Gadus or the Gadidae. Similar qualifiers are used to distinguish the other members, as well as the unrelated fish in the term's other senses. The plural form cod has become more common than the form cods.

Hypernyms
  • anacanthini
  • demersal fish
  • gadiformes
  • whitefish
Synonyms
  • (Atlantic cod): milwell (many variants), Scotch cod, common cod
  • (Pacific cod): gray cod, grey cod, grayfish, greyfish
  • (Greenland cod): ogac
  • (other fish marketed as cod): haddock, whiting
  • (air-dried, unsalted): stockfish
  • (freshly-salted): greenfish, green fish, green cod, white cod
  • (dried & salted): clipfish, salt cod, dry cod, ling, haberdine
  • (unrelated major local species): hapuku
  • (unrelated similar species): rock cod, rockcod, beardie (Lotella rhacina), cod icefish (the Nototheniidae), marbled rockcod (Notothenia rossii), emerald rockcod (Trematomus bernacchii), honeycomb rockcod, dwarf spotted rockcod (Epinephelus merra), Maori cod, Magellanic rockcod, blue notothenia, orange throat notothen (Paranotothenia magellanica), brown spotted reef cod, brownspotted grouper (Epinephelus chlorostigma), red rock cod, vermilion rockcod, red snapper, vermilion seaperch, vermilion rockfish (Sebastes miniatus), grouper (the Serranidae), thornyhead (the Sebastidae)
Hyponyms
  • (young): codling
  • (small, obsolete): morhwell
  • (consumed codlings): scrod
  • (cured in lye): lutefisk
  • (pancakes): bacalaito
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Translations

Etymology 3

Origin unknown.

Noun

cod (plural cods)

  1. A joke or an imitation.
    I assume it all could just be a cod.
  2. A stupid or foolish person.
    He's making a right cod of himself.

Adjective

cod (comparative more cod, superlative most cod)

  1. Having the character of imitation; jocular. (now usually attributive, forming mostly compound adjectives).
    “Illegitimi non carborundum” is a well-known example of cod Latin.
    Dalton categorises Muse's latest composition as “cod-classical bombast”.
Translations

Verb

cod (third-person singular simple present cods, present participle codding, simple past and past participle codded)

  1. (slang, transitive, dialectal) To attempt to deceive or confuse.

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Anagrams


Middle English

Etymology

From Old English cod, codd (bag, pouch), from Proto-Germanic *kuddô, from Proto-Indo-European *gewt- (pouch, sack), from *gew-, *gū- (to bend, bow, arch, vault, curve).

Noun

cod (plural cods)

  1. scrotum

Derived terms


Scots

Etymology

From Old Danish kodde or Old Norse koddi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɒd/

Noun

cod (plural cods)

  1. pillow