Definitions of ling
  1. noun
    American hakes
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    type of:
    any of several marine food fishes related to cod
  2. noun
    elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth
    synonyms: Lota lota, burbot, cusk, eelpout
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    type of:
    cod, codfish
    major food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
  3. noun
    elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried
    synonyms: Molva molva
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    type of:
    gadoid, gadoid fish
    a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
  4. noun
    common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
    synonyms: Calluna vulgaris, Scots heather, broom, heather
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    type of:
    a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers
  5. noun
    water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
    synonyms: Trapa bicornis, ling ko
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    type of:
    caltrop, water chestnut, water chestnut plant
    a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
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