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(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.