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of or like the family (Gadidae, order Gadiformes) of bony fishes including cod, hake, and burbot
Origin: < ModL gadus, cod < Gr gados, kind of fish + -oid
any fish of this family
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Of or belonging to the fish family Gadidae, which includes the cods and the hakes.noun
A fish of the family Gadidae.
Origin: New Latin Gadus, fish genus (from Greek gados, a kind of fish) + -oid.