Definitions for: Cod


[n] major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters
[n] lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
[n] the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
[adv] collecting the charges upon delivery; "mail a package C.O.D."
[adj] payment due by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"
[v] harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
[v] fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cod (k[o^]d), n. [AS. codd small bag; akin to Icel. koddi
pillow, Sw. kudde cushion; cf. W. cod, cwd, bag, shell.]
1. A husk; a pod; as, a peascod. [Eng.] --Mortimer.

2. A small bag or pouch. [Obs.] --Halliwell.

3. The scrotum. --Dunglison.

4. A pillow or cushion. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.


Cod, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L.
gadus merlangus.] (Zo["o]l.)
An important edible fish (Gadus morrhua), taken in immense
numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is
especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of
Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.

Note: There are several varieties; as shore cod, from
shallow water; bank cod, from the distant banks; and
rock cod, which is found among ledges, and is often
dark brown or mottled with red. The tomcod is a
distinct species of small size. The bastard, blue,
buffalo, or cultus cod of the Pacific coast belongs
to a distinct family. See Buffalo cod, under
Buffalo.

Cod fishery, the business of fishing for cod.

Cod line, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
--McElrath.

Synonyms: bait, befool, C.O.D., cash on delivery, codfish, codfish, collect, due, dupe, fool, gull, owed, pod, put on, put one across, put one over, rag, rally, razz, ride, seedcase, slang, take in, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

See Also: Alaska cod, Atlantic cod, Atlantic cod, banter, barrack, bemock, betray, burbot, chaff, codling, cusk, deceive, eelpout, flout, gadoid, gadoid fish, Gadus, Gadus macrocephalus, Gadus morhua, Gadus morhua, genus Gadus, gibe, husk, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, lead astray, ling, Lota lota, mock, Pacific cod, pea pod, peasecod, pull the leg of, salt cod, saltwater fish, schrod, scoff, scrod

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