from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A greenish elongated English apple used for cooking.
- n. A small unripe apple.
- n. A young cod.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, immature apple
- n. Any of various greenish, elongated English apple varieties, used for cooking
- n. A small, young cod
- n. A hake (cod-related food fish), notably from the genus Urophycis.
- v. Present participle of codle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young cod; also, a hake.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural Green peas.
- n. An unripe apple.
- n. An apple to be stewed, or used only when stewed.
- n. One of several cultivated varieties of kitchen apple with large or medium-sized fruit.
- n. A testicle. Sylvester, Du Bartas.
- n. plural Limestones partially burnt.
- n. The young of the common cod when about the size of the whiting.
- n. A gadoid fish of the genus Phycis, as the American P. chuss and P. tenuis.
- n. A balk sawed into lengths for staves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. young codfish
Alteration of Middle English querdlyng, possibly from Anglo-Norman *querdelion, lionheart : Old French cuer, heart; see courage + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + Old French lion, lion; see lion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cod + -ling (Wiktionary)
codle + -ing (Wiktionary)