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whit·ing1 / ˈ(h)wīting/ •
n. (pl. same) 1. a slender-bodied marine fish (Merlangius merlangus) of the cod family. It lives in shallow European waters and is a commercially important food fish. 2. any of a number of similar marine fishes, in particular the northern kingfish of eastern North America.whit·ing2 •
n. ground chalk used for purposes such as whitewashing and cleaning metal plate.
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Several unrelated food fish. The European whiting (Merlangus merlangus) is a haddock-like fish of the cod
family, Gadidae. It is found primarily in the North Sea
, where it feeds on invertebrates and small fish. It is silver with distinctive black markings at the base of the pectoral fin
. Length: to 70cm (28in). Other fish commonly called whitings include the kingfish, Menticirrhus saxatilis, and the freshwater whitefish
, Coregonus clupeaformis.
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†whitewashing; finely powdered chalk as used for this XV. f. WHITE
vb. + -ING1