Definitions of codfish
  1. noun
    major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
    synonyms: cod
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    young codfish
    Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua
    one of the world's most important commercial fishes
    Alaska cod, Gadus macrocephalus, Pacific cod
    closely related to Atlantic cod
    Lota lota, burbot, cusk, eelpout, ling
    elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
    schrod, scrod
    young Atlantic cod or haddock especially one split and boned for cooking
    type of:
    gadoid, gadoid fish
    a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
  2. noun
    lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    synonyms: cod
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    salt cod
    codfish preserved in salt; must be desalted and flaked by soaking in water and pounding; used in e.g. codfish cakes
    type of:
    saltwater fish
    flesh of fish from the sea used as food
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