Adjective "cod" definition and examples

(Cod may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌsiːˌəʊˈdiː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large marine fish with a small barbel on the chin.
  1. 'Helen ordered the baked cod, which came with tomatoes and I think basil.'
  2. 'I know you all love me, but I need to do something, not sit around her like a codfish in a tank.'
  3. 'Why is the government saying that, if the codfish come back, draggers will be allowed to take part in any future fishery?'
  4. 'These larger animals include the great schools of fish, such as tuna, menhaden, cod and mackerel, which we catch for food.'
  5. 'Following the collapse of white fish stocks like cod and haddock, the town has reinvented itself as the country's largest shellfish port.'
  6. 'The threat of a ban on fishing for cod, whiting and haddock brings home the stark reality.'
  7. 'Salt fish cakes are made from shredded salted codfish mashed together with boiled potatoes, onions, and pepper, then placed in a batter and fried.'
  8. 'Place the salted codfish into a bowl, breaking it into large chunks.'
  9. 'Proteins that occur only in minor amounts can also be major food allergens, as has been shown for an allergen from codfish.'
  10. 'We had the green onions for the softness, the beans and pistachios took care of the crunch - both of them complementing the pleasantly firm codfish really well.'
  11. 'And the Murray cod - a totem in both indigenous and settler cultures in these parts - has always been a prized food.'

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      More definitions

      1. any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, especially Gadus morhua, of cool, North Atlantic waters.

      2. a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific.

      3. any of several unrelated fishes, as rockfishes of the genus Sebastes.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "oils can be cod."

      "wars can be cod."

      "stocks can be cod."

      "cutbacks can be cod."

      "fisheries can be cod."

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      Origin

      (cod)Middle English: of unknown origin; one suggestion is that the word is the same as Old English cod(d) ‘bag’, because of the fish's appearance.