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grayling

[grey-ling] /ˈgreɪ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
any freshwater fish of the genus Thymallus, related to the trouts but having a longer and higher, brilliantly colored dorsal fin.
2.
any of several grayish or brownish satyr butterflies.
Origin of grayling
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at gray1, -ling1
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grayling

/ˈɡreɪlɪŋ/
noun (pl) -ling, -lings
1.
any freshwater salmonoid food fish of the genus Thymallus and family Thymallidae, of the N hemisphere, having a long spiny dorsal fin, a silvery back, and greyish-green sides
2.
any butterfly of the satyrid genus Hipparchia and related genera, esp H. semele of Europe, having grey or greyish-brown wings
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Word Origin and History for grayling
n.

trout-like freshwater fish, early 14c., from gray + diminutive suffix -ling.

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