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codling1

[kod-ling] /ˈkɒd lɪŋ/
noun
1.
British. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes.
2.
an unripe, half-grown apple.
Also, codlin
[kod-lin] /ˈkɒd lɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English querdling, equivalent to querd (of obscure origin) + -ling -ling1

codling2

[kod-ling] /ˈkɒd lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the young of the cod.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English; see cod1, -ling1
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Examples from the web for codling
  • After emerging from its egg, a codling moth caterpillar bores to the core of an apple to feed and develop.
  • Irradiation was shown to be a potentially useful quarantine treatment for codling moth in walnuts.
  • Both codling moth and leafroller populations and damage were monitored throughout the growing season.
British Dictionary definitions for codling

codling1

/ˈkɒdlɪŋ/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
2.
any unripe apple
Word Origin
C15 querdlyng, of uncertain origin

codling2

/ˈkɒdlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a codfish, esp a young one
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