from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various marine food fishes related to or resembling the cod, especially Molva molva of northern European waters.
- n. See heather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva resembling the cod.
- n. Short for common ling, Molva molva.
- n. Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The burbot of Lake Ontario.
- n. An American hake of the genus Phycis.
- n. 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.
- n. Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European gadoid fish, Molva molva or M. vulgaris (called by Cuvier Lota molva).
- n. An American gadoid fish, Lota maculosa, better known as the burbot, and also called lawyer and lake-lawyer.
- n. A chiroid fish, Ophiodon elongatus, better known as cultus-cod.
- n. Same as bay-cod.
- n. Same as conger-eel, 3.
- n. Common heather, Calluna vulgaris.
- n. The water-chestnut of China, Trapa bicornis, largely used in China for food.
- n. A termination having usually a diminutive or depreciative force, occurring in designations of persons, as darling, earthling, gadling, gadling, groundling, hireling, lordling, stripling, underling, worldling, etc., or of young animals, etc., as duckling, gosling, kidling, kitling, starling, firstling, nestling, yearling, etc.
- n. An adverbial suffix, forming adverbs from nouns, as in backling, darkling, groveling, headling, sideling, halfling, etc.
- n. Same as beardy, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
- n. common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
- n. elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
- n. elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
- n. American hakes
Middle English, possibly of Low German origin; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English, from Old Norse lyng.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)