noun Date: circa 1898 any of several bony fishes (family Hexagrammidae) of the rocky coasts of the northern Pacific; especially a common food and sport fish (Hexagrammos decagrammus)

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  • greenling — n. [1400 1450] any spiny finned food fish of the northern Pacific coasts, of the genus {Hexagrammos}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenling — [grēn′liŋ] n. any of a family (Hexagrammidae) of large, predatory percoid fishes of the N Pacific, with a long dorsal fin …   English World dictionary

  • greenling — /ˈgrinlɪŋ/ (say greenling) noun (plural greenling or greenlings) any of the spiny finned fishes constituting the genus Hexagrammos, found about rocks and kelp in the northern Pacific Ocean. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note… …  

  • greenling — noun food fish of the northern Pacific • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hyponyms: ↑kelp greenling, ↑Hexagrammos decagrammus, ↑painted greenling, ↑convict fish, ↑convictfish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • greenling — Pollack Pol lack, n. [Cf. G. & D. pollack, and Gael. pollag a little pool, a sort of fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A marine gadoid food fish of Europe ({Pollachius virens}). Called also {greenfish}, {greenling}, {lait}, {leet}, {lob}, {lythe}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenling — /green ling/, n. any spiny finned food fish of the genus Hexagrammos, of North Pacific coasts. [1400 50; late ME; see GREEN, LING1] * * * ▪ marine fish       any of a number of marine fish of the family Hexagrammidae (order Scorpaeniformes).… …   Universalium

  • greenling — noun Any of various foodfishes, of the family Hexagrammidae, of the northern Pacific …   Wiktionary

  • greenling — n. type of fish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greenling — noun a spiny finned edible fish of the North Pacific. [Family Hexagrammidae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • greenling — green·ling …   English syllables

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