nounpl. -·ling or -·lings
- a young cod
- a variety of elongated apple
- a small, unripe apple
Origin of codlingearlier querdling, altered (infl. by suffix -ling) from Anglo-French querdelyon, literally , heart of lion
nounpl. codling, or cod·lings
cod + -ling
- Present participle of codle.
codle + -ing
See also codling moth, which plant their lavae in apples.
- Some dictionaries including Merriam-Webster online list Middle English querdlyng, -lyng being equivalent to modern -ling.
- Some dictionaries including Collins online list “Unknown”.