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Definition of Ling

Ling

  1. A large, marine, gadoid fish (Molva vulgaris) of Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also drizzle.
  2. The burbot of Lake Ontario.
  3. An American hake of the genus Phycis.
  4. A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
  5. Heather (Calluna vulgaris).
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