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greenling

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noun green·ling \ˈgrēn-liŋ\

Definition of greenling

  1. :  any of several bony fishes (family Hexagrammidae) of the rocky coasts of the northern Pacific; especially :  a common food and sport fish (Hexagrammos decagrammus)



Circa 1898

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circa 1898

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