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whiting

noun whit·ing \ ˈhwī-tiŋ , ˈwī- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of whiting

plural whiting also whitings
:any of various marine food fishes: such as
a :a common European fish (Merlangius merlangus) of the cod family

Origin and Etymology of whiting

Middle English, from Middle Dutch witinc, from wit white; akin to Old English hwīt white


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whiting

noun

Definition of whiting

:calcium carbonate ground into fine powder, washed, and used especially as a pigment and extender, in putty, and in rubber compounding and paper coating

Origin and Etymology of whiting

Middle English, from gerund of whiten to white



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