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Meaning of LING

Pronunciation:  ling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
  2. [n]  American hakes
  3. [n]  elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
  4. [n]  common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  5. [n]  water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs

LING is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: broom, burbot, Calluna vulgaris, cusk, eelpout, heather, ling ko, Lota lota, Molva molva, Scots heather, Trapa bicornis
 See Also: Calluna, caltrop, cod, codfish, gadoid, gadoid fish, genus Calluna, genus Molva, genus Urophycis, hake, heath, Molva, Urophycis, water chestnut, water chestnut plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-ling\ (-l[i^]ng). [AS. -ling.]
    A noun suffix, commonly having a diminutive or a depreciatory
    force; as in duckling, gosling, hireling, fosterling,
    firstling, underling.
  2. \-ling\
    An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling.
  3. \Ling\ (l[i^]ng), n. [OE. lenge; akin to D. leng, G.
    l["a]nge, Dan. lange, Sw. l[*a]nga, Icel. langa. So named
    from its being long. See {Long}, a.] (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A large, marine, gadoid fish ({Molva vulgaris}) of
        Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food
        fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also
    (b) The burbot of Lake Ontario.
    (c) An American hake of the genus {Phycis}. [Canada]
    (d) A New Zealand food fish of the genus {Genypterus}. The
        name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the
        cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
  4. \Ling\, n. [Icel. lyng; akin to Dan. lyng, Sw. ljung.]
    Heather ({Calluna vulgaris}).
    {Ling honey}, a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of
       the heather. --Holland.