British. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes.
an unripe, half-grown apple.
- Also cod·lin [kod-lin]. /ˈkɒd lɪn/.
How to use codling in a sentence
The codling is not the Apple now so called, but is the general name of a young unripe Apple.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
It not only left the eldest girl out in the cold, but made Mrs. codling's task more dangerous.
It did not suit him any more than Mrs. codling that his mother should scent danger in his visits to the vicarage.
Mrs. codling's verdict naturally was, that it served the gipsy right, and and her father too.
How much further Thomas might have gone I know not, but by this time Mrs. codling had got her voice and charged in turn.
British Dictionary definitions for codling (1 of 2)
any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
any unripe apple
British Dictionary definitions for codling (2 of 2)
a codfish, esp a young one
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