ling·​cod ˈliŋ-ˌkäd How to pronounce lingcod (audio)
: a large often greenish-fleshed fish (Ophiodon elongatus) of the Pacific coast of North America that is an important food and sport fish and belongs to the same family as the greenlings

Examples of lingcod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lo and behold, there was a lingcod and a rockfish on the line. Idaho Statesman, 2 Mar. 2016 Though rockfish and lingcod don’t get the public’s attention like salmon does, the news for next Thursday’s deep sea opener is the best in years, with improved fish stocks and many areas re-opening to fishing. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2021 The Blacks partner with local fishermen to get underused species like rockfish, flounder, lingcod and mackerel, fish that are being caught but aren’t showing up on menus. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2022 With a face only a mother could love, the lingcod, with its large head and mouth, can grow up to 5 feet and weigh 80 pounds. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021 At Prince William Sound, cod opened on September 1 for pot and longline gears on boats less than 50 feet, and a fishery is ongoing for 32,600 pounds of lingcod. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2021 How lingcod maintain the sharpness of their terrifying teeth has long been a mystery. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 While many San Francisco restaurants highlight local salmon and Dungeness crab, fewer devote much energy to less famous catches like local rock cod, white seabass, lingcod and prawns. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Dec. 2021 At the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, the team of researchers got 20 Pacific lingcod and placed them in a seawater tank mixed with red dye that would stick to their teeth. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lingcod was in 1940

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“Lingcod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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