Ling (?), n. [OE. lenge; akin to D. leng, G. lange, Dan. lange, Sw. lnga, Icel. langa. So named from its being long. See Long, a.] Zool. (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 drizzle.

(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.

 

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Ling, n. [Icel. lyng; akin to Dan. lyng, Sw. ljung.] Bot.

Heather (Calluna vulgaris).

Ling honey, a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of the heather.

Holland.

 

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