(Science: zoology) A small edible American fish (Microgadus tomcod) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the atlantic coast of the Northen united states; called also frostfish.
The kingfish. See Kingfish .
The jack. See Jack.
Origin: Tom (see Tomboy) _ cod: cf. F. Tacaud whiting pout, American Indian tacaud, literally, plenty fish.