Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small marine fishes of the family Gadidae, of North Atlantic coastal waters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various fishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or four barbels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gadoid fish of the genus Onos or Motella; a whistlefish; a sea-loach.
  • n. Genypterus australis, of the family Ophidiidæ.

Etymologies

rock +‎ -ling? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the prawns and the crayfish and the rockling, they swam in and out above their heads: but Don Guzman he never heeded, but sat still, and drank his wine.

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  • I have never cooked rockling before but this recipe...

    What I cooked last night.

  • Sara, rockling is a moist white-fleshed, non-oily, mild fish with few bones and firm, dense, large flakes.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Saute six plump scallops, a dozen large prawns and a piece of your favourite fish mine is still rockling, cut into large cubes, in olive oil, a quarter cup of white wine and four finely chopped garlic cloves.

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  • Add a kilogram of rockling cut into one inch cubes or slices along with some crushed curry leaves, fresh if you can get them; otherwise dried, and cook, covered until just done.

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  • Last night that happened to me and it was a piece of ling, which is usually rockling but can also be pink ling or any one of several other fish.

    What I cooked last night.

  • I have seen rockling at well over $30 a kilo, depending on availability and the season.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Stan Doyle was his nearest challenger with a cod of 0.96kg and Mark Wall came in third with a rockling weighing just 60gm.

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  • Fourteen adults and five juniors caught cod and rockling.

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  • Derek Foster was fourth with one cod and one rockling for 4lb 6oz, S Barlow was fifth with one cod for 1lb 10¼oz.

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