- British. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes.
- an unripe, half-grown apple.
Origin of codling1
- the young of the cod.
Origin of codling2
Examples from the Web for codling
Historical Examples of codling
And I took his bait down like a codling, and served his turn finely.Frey and His Wife
Maurice Henry Hewlett
What the codling worm leaves, the caterpillar will destroy, and so on, and so on.In Pastures Green
It was well, at all events, that Mr. Codling began with good intent.
But it came to an end at last, for Mrs. Codling lost her breath.
Some codling had got caught in the net the same time as we were.The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
- any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
- any unripe apple
Word Origin for codling
- a codfish, esp a young one