greenling

[ green-ling ]
/ ˈgrin lɪŋ /

noun

any spiny-finned food fish of the genus Hexagrammos, of North Pacific coasts.

Nearby words

  1. greenland whale,
  2. greenlander,
  3. greenlandic,
  4. greenlawn,
  5. greenlet,
  6. greenly,
  7. greenmail,
  8. greenmarket,
  9. greenness,
  10. greenock

Origin of greenling

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at green, -ling1

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British Dictionary definitions for greenling

greenling

/ (ˈɡriːnlɪŋ) /

noun

any scorpaenoid food fish of the family Hexagrammidae of the North Pacific Ocean
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