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

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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 The plain's lands and waters are breeding, nesting, spawning, calving, feeding and denning grounds for caribou, polar bears, musk oxen, wolves, waterfowl, shorebirds, snowy owls, arctic grayling — more than 200 species in all. Bill Sherwonit, Alaska Dispatch News, "ANWR needs protection now more than ever," 27 Oct. 2017 Studies have also shown that arctic grayling are an important food for lake trout. Kelsey Lindsey, Alaska Dispatch News, "North Slope ‘fish spa’ might hold answers to survival in a warming Arctic," 11 Sep. 2017 The ridge looked out on a stunning expanse of lowland and the winding banks of Bluefish River, named after the Arctic grayling that flourished there. Heather Pringle, Smithsonian, "What Happens When an Archaeologist Challenges Mainstream Scientific Thinking?," 8 Mar. 2017 Anglers looking to combine a vigorous hike with some lake fishing could try Symphony Lake in the Eagle River area, where anglers can take up to five grayling a day, only one exceeding 12 inches. Mike Campbell, Alaska Dispatch News, "Troublesome black bear forces campground closure," 7 July 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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