Merlucius vulgaris
Whiting Whit"ing, n. [From {White}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European food fish ({Melangus vulgaris}) of the Codfish family; -- called also {fittin}. (b) A North American fish ({Merlucius vulgaris}) allied to the preceding; -- called also {silver hake}. (c) Any one of several species of North American marine sci[ae]noid food fishes belonging to genus {Menticirrhus}, especially {Menticirrhus Americanus}, found from Maryland to Brazil, and {Menticirrhus littoralis}, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called also {silver whiting}, and {surf whiting}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Various other fishes are locally called whiting, as the kingfish (a), the sailor's choice (b), the Pacific tomcod, and certain species of lake whitefishes. [1913 Webster]

2. Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Whiting pollack}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Pollack}.

{Whiting pout} (Zo["o]l.), the bib, 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • Merlucius vulgaris — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merlucius bilinearis — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melangus vulgaris — Whiting Whit ing, n. [From {White}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European food fish ({Melangus vulgaris}) of the Codfish family; called also {fittin}. (b) A North American fish ({Merlucius vulgaris}) allied to the preceding; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • codling — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haak — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hake — Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common European… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phycis chuss — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phycis tenius — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squirrel hake — Hake Hake, n. [Also {haak}.] [Akin to Norweg. hakefisk, lit., hook fish, Prov. E. hake hook, G. hecht pike. See {Hook}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of marine gadoid fishes, of the genera {Phycis}, {Merlucius}, and allies. The common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fittin — Whiting Whit ing, n. [From {White}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European food fish ({Melangus vulgaris}) of the Codfish family; called also {fittin}. (b) A North American fish ({Merlucius vulgaris}) allied to the preceding; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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