Pronunciation: (kod),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)-cod,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-cods. 1. any of several soft-rayed food fishes of the family Gadidae, esp. Gadus morhua, of cool, North Atlantic waters.
2. a closely related fish, Gadus macrocephalus, of the North Pacific.
3. any of several unrelated fishes, as rockfishes of the genus Sebastes.