- any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of cool, North Atlantic waters.
- a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific.
- any of several unrelated fishes, as rockfishes of the genus Sebastes.
Origin of cod1
- Slang: Vulgar. testicle.
Origin of cod2
- Cape. Cape Cod.
- cash, or collect, on delivery (payment to be made when delivered to the purchaser).
Origin of C.O.D.
Examples from the Web for cod
“So much nicer than cod liver oil, my mother used to say,” she wrote.Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes
October 12, 2012
Rock fish, cod, or as Najmieh suggests, white sea bass or sea bass are the closest in taste and texture to this kind of fish.Persian New Year Celebration With Author Azar Nafisi
Karen Fragala Smith
March 23, 2011
Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!What to Eat: Mediterranean Feast
October 6, 2009
A beautiful, naked, self-confident woman, sensually cradling...a cod?'An Inconvenient Truth' for Fish
June 17, 2009
Yet this man and his fellows are ever yelping at our heels, like so many dogfish on a cod bank.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The cod, fished for on this coast, is of the middling sort, and very delicate.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Then put the pure thus obtained into a saucepan, and lay the pieces of cod in it.
Larger fish, such as cod and salmon, are fried in the shape of cutlets.
Mrs. Bangs had a sermon to deliver, and its text was not "cod cheeks."Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
- any of the gadoid food fishes of the genus Gadus, esp G. morhua (or G. callarias), which occurs in the North Atlantic and has a long body with three rounded dorsal fins: family Gadidae . They are also a source of cod-liver oil
- any other fish of the family GadidaeSee gadid
- Australian any of various unrelated Australian fish, such as the Murray cod
- British and US dialect a pod or husk
- an obsolete word for scrotum
- obsolete a bag or envelope
- British and Irish slang to make fun of; tease
- British and Irish slang to play a trick on; fool
- British and Irish slang a hoax or trick
- Irish slang a fraud; hoaxerhe's an old cod
- British slang mock; shamcod Latin
- Northern English dialect a fellow; chaphe's a nice old cod
- Cape Cod See Cape Cod
- cash on delivery
- (in the US) collect on delivery
Word Origin and History for cod
large sea fish, mid-14c. (late 13c. in a surname, Thomas cotfich), of unknown origin; despite similarity of form it has no conclusive connection to the widespread Germanic word for "bag" (e.g. Old English codd, preserved in codpiece). Cod-liver oil known since at least 1610s, was recommended medicinally since 1783, but not popular as a remedy until after 1825.
abbreviation of cash on delivery, 1859, originally American English.
An abbreviation for “cash on delivery” or “collect on delivery.”