Definitions for: Whiting


[n] a food fish of European Atlantic waters resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus
[n] found off Atlantic coast of North America
[n] any of several food fishes of North American coastal waters
[n] a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish
[n] flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America
[n] flesh of a cod-like fish of European Atlantic waters



Webster (1913) Definition: Whit"ing, n. [From White.]
1. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of
the Codfish family; -- called also fittin.
(b) A North American fish (Merlucius vulgaris) allied to
the preceding; -- called also silver hake.
(c) Any one of several species of North American marine
sci[ae]noid food fishes belonging to genus
Menticirrhus, especially M. Americanus, found from
Maryland to Brazil, and M. littoralis, common from
Virginia to Texas; -- called also silver whiting,
and surf whiting.

Note: Various other fishes are locally called whiting, as the
kingfish
(a), the sailor's choice
(b), the Pacific tomcod, and certain species of lake
whitefishes.

2. Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and
repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in
putty, for cleaning silver, etc.

Whiting pollack. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pollack.

Whiting pout (Zo["o]l.), the bib, 2.

Synonyms: Gadus merlangus, Merlangus merlangus, Merluccius bilinearis, silver hake

See Also: corbina, gadoid, gadoid fish, Gadus merlangus, genus Menticirrhus, genus Merlangus, genus Sillago, hake, king whiting, kingfish, Menticirrhus, Menticirrhus americanus, Menticirrhus littoralis, Menticirrhus saxatilis, Menticirrhus undulatus, Merlangus, Merlangus merlangus, Merluccius bilinearis, northern whiting, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, saltwater fish, sciaenid, sciaenid fish, Sillago, silver hake, silver whiting, whiting, whiting

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