[Goth.] An important sea-fish, used as food, and taken in immense quantities on the northern coasts of Europe and North America.

It is very abundant and large on the Banks of Newfoundland. There are several kinds - shore-cod, in shallow water; rock-cod, often mottled. Cod-liver oil is obtained from the liver of the cod-fish, and is used extensively in medicine to supply the body with fat.