codling

1
[ kod-ling ]
/ ˈkɒd lɪŋ /

noun

British. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes.
an unripe, half-grown apple.

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Also cod·lin [kod-lin]. /ˈkɒd lɪn/.

Origin of codling

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1400–50; late Middle English querdling, equivalent to querd (of obscure origin) + -ling-ling1

Definition for codling (2 of 2)

codling2
[ kod-ling ]
/ ˈkɒd lɪŋ /

noun

the young of the cod.

Origin of codling

2
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; see origin at cod1, -ling1
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British Dictionary definitions for codling (1 of 2)

codling1

codlin (ˈkɒdlɪn)

/ (ˈkɒdlɪŋ) /

noun

any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
any unripe apple

Word Origin for codling

C15 querdlyng, of uncertain origin

British Dictionary definitions for codling (2 of 2)

codling2
/ (ˈkɒdlɪŋ) /

noun

a codfish, esp a young one
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