ling·​cod | \ ˈliŋ-ˌkäd How to pronounce lingcod (audio) \

Definition of lingcod

: 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 Up to 80 local boats supply a mix of salmon, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, sablefish and more to the program. Anchorage Daily News, "COVID-19 forces cancellation of annual Alaska fish and crab surveys," 9 June 2020 In the next moments, all around me, lines were tight and various species of fish landed on the deck — lingcod, yellow-eye, black bass, even a mottled, black-and-orange, non-pelagic rockfish with venomous quills. Anchorage Daily News, "Sometimes, fishing is just what the teledoc ordered," 27 Apr. 2020 Unwind nearby with a craft beer and lingcod and chips at Batch 44 Brewery & Kitchen, Sechelt’s first craft brewery. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "A British Columbia Road Trip With Forest Views and Craft Brews," 26 Feb. 2020 With large fang-like teeth, lingcod are marine predators prized for their large fillets of mild, flakey meat. Nick Rahaim,, "Without abalone, spearfishing hooks North Coast anglers," 17 June 2019 These are excellent tides for salmon, halibut, rockfish and lingcod. Tom Stienstra,, "Bay anglers score best catch numbers in a lifetime," 27 June 2019 In other Alaska fisheries - A lingcod fishery reopened at East Yakutat on June 7 and Southeast’s shrimp beam trawl fishery reopens on July 1 with a 175,000 pound combined harvest of pink and sidestripes. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s commercial salmon season is off to a mixed start," 19 June 2019 When abalone limits shrank to three per day, Fonts expanded his hunting and foraging to rockfish, lingcod, crab and kelp. Nick Rahaim,, "Without abalone, spearfishing hooks North Coast anglers," 17 June 2019 Incidental catches of Pacific halibut and lingcod were released unharmed. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lingcod

1940, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2020

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“Lingcod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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