Gray"ling (?), n. [From Gray, a.]

1. Zool.

A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.

And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling. Tennyson.

2. Zool.

An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region.


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