Codling meaning

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A greenish elongated English apple used for cooking.
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A small unripe apple.
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A young cod.
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A young cod.
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A variety of elongated apple.
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A small, unripe apple.
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A small, young cod.
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A hake (cod-related food fish), notably from the genus Urophycis.
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Present participle of codle.
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A small, immature apple.
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Any of various greenish, elongated English apple varieties, used for cooking.
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See also codling moth, which plant their lavae in apples.
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Origin of codling

  • Alteration of Middle English querdlyng possibly from Anglo-Norman querdelion lionheart Old French cuer heart courage de of (from Latin de–) Old French lion lion lion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Some dictionaries including Merriam-Webster online list Middle English querdlyng, -lyng being equivalent to modern -ling.

    From Wiktionary

  • Some dictionaries including Collins online list “Unknown”.

    From Wiktionary

  • codle +‎ -ing

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  • cod +‎ -ling

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