Gadoid definition

gādoid, gădoid
A fish of the suborder Gadoidei, which includes the cods and the hakes.
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Of or like the family (Gadidae, order Gadiformes) of bony fishes including cod, hake, and burbot.
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Any fish of this family.
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Of or pertaining to cod or the Gadidae family.
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Any fish of the family Gadidae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gadoid
Plural:
gadoids

Origin of gadoid

  • New Latin Gadus fish genus including the Atlantic cod (from Greek gados a kind of fish) –oid

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

  • From modern Latin gadus, from Ancient Greek γάδος (gados, “cod”).

    From Wiktionary