lingcod


ling·cod

noun \ˈliŋ-ˌkäd\

Definition of LINGCOD

:  a large often greenish-fleshed fish (Ophiodon elongatus) of the Pacific coast of North America that is an important food and sport fish and belongs to the same family as the greenlings

First Known Use of LINGCOD

1940

lingcod

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Commercially popular fish species (Ophiodon elongatus) that is strictly marine, found along the Pacific coast of North America. It is a voracious predator with a large mouth and caninelike teeth. Lingcods are popular game and commercial fish that may reach a length of 5 ft (1.5 m). They have well-developed fins and tails. The meat, though greenish, is considered highly edible.

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