pl. -·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
- A greenish elongated English apple used for cooking.
- A small unripe apple.
Origin of codlingAlteration of Middle English querdlyng, possibly from Anglo-Norman *querdelion, lionheart : Old French cuer, heart; see courage + de, of (from Latin d&emacron;; see de–) + Old French lion, lion; see lion.
nounpl. codling or cod·lings
A young cod.
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”.