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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several freshwater salmonid fishes of the genus Thymallus of northern North America and Eurasia, having a small mouth and a large dorsal fin and valued as a food and game fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the family Salmonidæ and genus Thymallus.
  • noun The dace.
  • noun A common European butterfly, Hipparchia semele: so called from the gray under side of the wings.
  • noun In Australia, Prototroctes muræna, of the family Hoplochitonidæ, a fish which remotely resembles the English grayling. Also called cucumber-fish, cucumber-mullet, fresh-water herring, and Yarra herring.
  • noun An American agapetid butterfly, Cercyonis alope, which occurs in several well-marked varieties. See below.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.
  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any freshwater fish of the genus Thymallus or specifically Thymallus thymallus, of the salmon family, having a large dorsal fin.
  • noun A species of butterfly, Hipparchia semele, of the family Nymphalidae.

Etymologies

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gray +‎ -ling

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