green·​ling | \ ˈgrēn-liŋ How to pronounce greenling (audio) \

Definition of greenling

: any of several bony fishes (family Hexagrammidae) of the rocky coasts of the northern Pacific especially : a common food and sport fish (Hexagrammos decagrammus)

Examples of greenling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Salmon and/or steelhead, bass (large or smallmouth), panfish, rockfish (including greenling, lingcod and rockfish) and catfish. oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2020 Jetty fishing along the North and South jetties was good for perch, black rockfish, kelp greenling and included some catches of keeper lingcod. sacbee, 23 Apr. 2018 Shore fishing was very good for surfperch along sandy beaches and for kelp greenling, rockfish and cabezon in the rockier spots such as Old Mill. sacbee, 20 Mar. 2018 Local shore fishing was exceptionally good for kelp greenling, rockfish, cabezon and an occasional lingcod. sacbee, 20 Mar. 2018 On rougher days, Noyo Jetty and Dog Park were good for smaller fish and Old Mill (especially near the Dynamite Shack) was good for rockfish, kelp greenling, cabezon and lingcod. sacbee, 23 Apr. 2018 Stormy weather and big swells restricted shore anglers to Noyo Jetty for crabs, kelp greenling and rockfish or to Dog Park for surf perch. sacbee, 29 Jan. 2018 Jetty fishing on both jetties was good for cabezon, kelp greenling and rockfish. sacbee, 15 Jan. 2018 Both the North and South jetties produced good catches of cabezon, lingcod, kelp greenling, rockfish and perch. sacbee, 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of greenling

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenling was circa 1898

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“Greenling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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