Coction to Coessential
(Coc"tion) n. [L. coctio.]
1. Act of boiling.
2. (Med.) (a) Digestion. [Obs.] (b) The change which the humorists believed morbific matter undergoes
before elimination. [Obs.] Dunglison.
(Co"cus wood`) A West Indian wood, used for making flutes and other musical instruments.
(Cod) n. [AS. codd small bag; akin to Icel. koddi pillow, Sw. kudde cushion; cf. W. cod, cwd,
1. A husk; a pod; as, a peascod. [Eng.] Mortimer.
2. A small bag or pouch. [Obs.] Halliwell.
3. The scrotum. Dunglison.
4. A pillow or cushion. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Cod), n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L. gadus merlangus.] (Zoöl.) An important
edible fish (Gadus morrhua), taken in immense numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America.
It is especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large
There are several varieties; as shore cod, from shallow water; bank cod, from the distant banks; and
rock cod, which is found among ledges, and is often dark brown or mottled with red. The tomcod is a
distinct species of small size. The bastard, blue, buffalo, or cultus cod of the Pacific coast belongs to
a distinct family. See Buffalo cod, under Buffalo.
Cod fishery, the business of fishing for cod. Cod line, an eighteen-thread line used in catching
(||Co"da) n. [It., tail, fr. L. cauda.] (Mus.) A few measures added beyond the natural termination
of a composition.
(Cod"der) n. A gatherer of cods or peas. [Obs. or Prov.] Johnson.
(Cod"ding) a. Lustful. [Obs.] Shak.
(Cod"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coddled (-d'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Coddling (- dling).] [Cf. Prov.
E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and Cade, a. & v. t.] [Written also codle.]
1. To parboil, or soften by boiling.
It [the guava fruit] may be coddled.
2. To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.
How many of our English princes have been coddled at home by their fond papas and mammas!
He [Lord Byron] never coddled his reputation.
(Cod"dy*mod"dy) n. (Zoöl.) A gull in the plumage of its first year.
(Code) n. [F., fr. L. codex, caudex, the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared
over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote; hence, a book, a writing.]