noun, plural rock·lings, (especially collectively) rock·ling.
any of several small cods of the genera Enchalyopus and Gaidropsarus, found in the North Atlantic.
Origin of rockling
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At Rockling Station I saw some very fine orange trees, full of splendid fruit.A start in life
C. F. Dowsett
noun plural -lings or -ling
any small gadoid fish of the genera Gaidropsarus, Ciliata, etc (formerly all included in Motella), which have an elongated body with barbels around the mouth and occur mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean
Word Origin for rockling
C17: from rock 1 + -ling 1
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