codling

1 [kod-ling]
noun
1.
British. any of several varieties of elongated apples, used for cooking purposes.
2.
an unripe, half-grown apple.
Also, codlin [kod-lin] .


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English querdling, equivalent to querd (of obscure origin) + -ling -ling1

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codling

2 [kod-ling] .
noun
the young of the cod.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see cod1, -ling1

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codling or codlin1 (ˈkɒdlɪŋ, ˈkɒdlɪn)
 
n
1.  any of several varieties of long tapering apples used for cooking
2.  any unripe apple
 
[C15 querdlyng, of uncertain origin]
 
codlin or codlin1
 
n
 
[C15 querdlyng, of uncertain origin]

codling2 (ˈkɒdlɪŋ)
 
n
a codfish, esp a young one

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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.
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