gray·​ling | \ ˈgrā-liŋ How to pronounce grayling (audio) \
plural grayling also graylings

Definition of grayling

: any of several freshwater salmonoid fishes (genus Thymallus) valued as food and sport fishes

Examples of grayling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The river’s glare from the faint morning sunlight flashed off the grayling’s dorsal fin and flanks, morphing from silver to blue to green to purple. Colin Kearns, Field & Stream, "A Flyfishing Adventure to the Greatest Northern Pike River in North America," 5 Oct. 2020 The family brought most of their food with them but caught grayling and pike and harvested six moose over the years. Author: Roger Kaye, Anchorage Daily News, "In new documentary, ‘rewilding’ a home painstakingly crafted in the Alaska Bush," 22 June 2020 Juvenile grayling are scheduled to arrive soon at the Oden State Fish Hatchery in Emmet County, where an ultraviolet water disinfection system recently was installed. USA TODAY, "Milestone rhino, Bigfoot shooting, jailed for feeding cats: News from around our 50 states," 1 Aug. 2019 Home to Arctic grayling and rainbow trout, both rivers are also great for angling, either on your own or with services like Denali Fly Fishing Guides. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Denali National Park and Preserve," 8 July 2019 Local lake and stream populations of trout, whitefish, char and grayling are relatively easy to monitor and control. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Sustainability of natural resources matters to outdoorsmen and women," 15 Jan. 2018 By sampling water from PVC pipes drilled into the ground beneath the ice, the scientists found evidence of of flatworms, stoneflies and other small creatures eaten by grayling and other fish. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Overflow ice: Like an oasis in the cold desert of the Arctic," 31 Mar. 2018 Trophy-worthy trout and fantastically finned grayling. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Keep calm and fish on," 2 May 2018 But for serious fisherman, this 60-acre oasis supports a healthy population of trout including rainbows, brookies and cutthroat, as well as artic grayling. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Cool off this summer at these lakes near Payson," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of grayling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Grayling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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