whiting

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1whit·ing

noun \ˈhwī-tiŋ, ˈwī-\
plural whiting also whit·ings

Definition of WHITING

:  any of various marine food fishes: as
a :  a common European fish (Merlangus merlangus) of the cod family
b :  silver hake

Origin of WHITING

Middle English, from Middle Dutch witinc, from wit white; akin to Old English hwīt white
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with WHITING

2whiting

noun

Definition of WHITING

:  calcium carbonate ground into fine powder, washed, and used especially as a pigment and extender, in putty, and in rubber compounding and paper coating

Origin of WHITING

Middle English, from gerund of whiten to white
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with WHITING

whiting

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Merlangius merlangus) of common marine food fish of the cod family (Gadidae), found in European waters and especially abundant in the North Sea. It feeds on invertebrates and small fishes. It has three dorsal and two anal fins; a chin barbel (a slender, fleshy feeler), if present, is very small. Whitings grow to less than 30 in. (70 cm) long. They are silvery, with a distinctive black blotch near the base of each pectoral fin. Several species of the family Sciaenidae are also called whiting. See also whitefish.

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