rock cod

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noun

Origin of rock cod

First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for rock cod

  • Dolphins, rock-cod, pigfish, and blackfish may be caught as quickly as they can be hauled out.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune|Richard Harding Davis
  • On the following morning, I again went to the "dock," lowered my line, and caught six rock-cod.

  • There is where we made the acquaintance of sea-bass and rock-cod, and we have cultivated their acquaintance ever since.

    Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
  • Forced through ennui to fish off the rocks, he soon tired of the sea-perch and rock-cod and the malodours of periwinkle and clam.

    The Fighting Chance|Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for rock cod

rock cod


noun Australian

NZ any of various marine fishes found in rocky habitats in Australian waters
another name for blue cod
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