Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the fish family Gadidae, which includes the cods and the hakes.
  • n. A fish of the family Gadidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to cod or the Gadidae family.
  • n. Any fish of the family Gadidae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the family of fishes (Gadidæ) which includes the cod, haddock, and hake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Gadidæ or Gadoidea.
  • n. A fish of the family Gadidæ; a gadid. Also gadean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Gadus, fish genus (from Greek gados, a kind of fish) + -oid.

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From modern Latin gadus, from Ancient Greek γάδος (gados, "cod").

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