|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached|
|Related terms:||saltwater_fish salt_cod Atlantic_cod|
|2.||[ noun ] (botany) the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)|
|Related terms:||husk pea_pod pod|
|3.||[ verb ] harass with persistent criticism or carping|
|Synonyms:||taunt ride tease bait tantalize tantalise razz rally twit rag|
"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
|Related terms:||mock jeer kid twitting tease tease tantaliser Tantalus boo|
|4.||[ verb ] fool or hoax|
|Synonyms:||take_in gull dupe put_one_over fool befool put_on put_one_across slang|
"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"
|Related terms:||deceive pull_the_leg_of chump victim fraud take-in|
|5.||[ adjective ] payment due by the recipient on delivery|
"a collect call" "the letter came collect" "a COD parcel"
|6.||[ adverb ] collecting the charges upon delivery|
"mail a package C.O.D."
|7.||[ noun ] (zoology) major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters|
|Related terms:||gadoid Atlantic_cod codling Pacific_cod burbot scrod Gadus|