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 Born in 1933, Lucy Adams spent her childhood outside Point Lay, in a place with a year-round supply of grayling, her son Enoch Jr. said. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2021 The fish used include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, tiger trout, splake and Arctic grayling, and are specifically raised for fishing, TheGuardian reported. Nicholas Rice,, 14 July 2021 Some feature walleyes, others lake trout, northern pike, Arctic grayling and more. Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of grayling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jan 2022

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“Grayling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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