rock cod

Origin of rock cod

First recorded in 1625–35
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Historical Examples of 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

  • On the following morning, I again went to the "dock," lowered my line, and caught six 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

  • 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

  • Fannin and Charlie had caught some rock-cod, curious red and black fish with staring eyes, said to live at great depths.

    Jack the Young Canoeman

    George Bird Grinnell


British Dictionary definitions for rock cod

rock cod

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