silver hake
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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  • Silver hake — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver hake — ☆ silver hake n. an edible hake fish (Merluccius bilinearis) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • silver hake — noun found off Atlantic coast of North America • Syn: ↑Merluccius bilinearis, ↑whiting • Hypernyms: ↑hake • Part Meronyms: ↑whiting * * * noun : a common hake ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver hake — sidabrinė jūrinė lydeka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Merluccius bilinearis angl. New England hake; offshore hake; silver hake rus. североамериканская мерлуза; серебристая мерлуза; серебристый хек… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver hake — čilinė jūrinė lydeka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Merluccius gayi angl. Pacific hake; silver hake rus. перуанская мерлуза; перуанский хек; чилийская мерлуза; чилийско перуанская мерлуза ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver hake — sil′ver hake′ n. ich a common hake, Merluccius bilinearis, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of North America: valued as a food fish …   From formal English to slang

  • silver hake — noun Date: 1873 a common hake (Merluccius bilinearis) of the northern Atlantic coast of the United States that is an important food fish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silver hake — a common hake, Merluccius bilinearis, occurring off the Atlantic coast of North America and popular as a food fish. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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