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"C.O.D." wn "WordNet (r) 2.0" C.O.D. adv : collecting the charges upon delivery; "mail a package C.O.D." [syn: COD, cash on delivery]
Cod Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cod adj : payment due by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel" [syn: collect] n
  1. the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves) [syn: pod, seedcase]
  2. lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached [syn: codfish]
  3. major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters [syn: codfish] adv : collecting the charges upon delivery; "mail a package C.O.D." [syn: C.O.D., cash on delivery] v
  4. fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!" [syn: gull, dupe, slang, befool, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across]
  5. 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" [syn: tease, razz, rag, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride] [also: codding, codded]
Cod Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cod \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.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Cod'


Cod is the common name for genus Gadus, belonging to the family Gadidae, and is also used in the common name for various other fishes. Cod is a popular food with a mild flavor, low fat content and a dense, flaky white flesh. Cod livers are processed to make cod liver oil, an important source of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). The North-East Arctic cod which is traditionally fished when approaching the coast during spawning are sometimes called skrei. Young Atlantic cod or haddock prepared in strips for cooking is called scrod.

The Atlantic cod, which can change color at certain water depths, has two distinct color phases: gray-green and reddish brown. Its average mass is 5–12 kilograms (11–26 lb), but specimens weighing up to 100 kilograms (220 lb) have been recorded. Cod feed on molluscs, crabs, starfish, worms, squid, and small fish. Some migrate to warm water in winter to spawn. A large female lays up to five million eggs in midocean, a very small number of which survive. Pacific or saltwater cod are also found around the coast of British Columbia, Canada and the Northwestern US coastal areas. These fish are three times the size of their eastern counterparts and are darker in color.

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