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Noun: ling  ling
  1. Water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
    - ling ko, Trapa bicornis
  2. Common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the Northern Hemisphere
    - heather, Scots heather, broom, Calluna vulgaris
  3. Elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
    - Molva molva
  4. American hakes
  5. Elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
    - burbot, eelpout, cusk, Lota lota

Derived forms: lings

Type of: caltrop, cod, codfish, gadoid, gadoid fish, hake, heath, water chestnut, water chestnut plant

Part of: Calluna, genus Calluna, genus Molva, genus Urophycis, Molva, Urophycis

Encyclopedia: Ling, Richard