There are 2 definitions of ling in English:

ling1

Syllabification: ling
Pronunciation: /liNG
 
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noun

  • Any of a number of long-bodied edible marine fishes.
    • a large eastern Atlantic fish related to the cod (genus Molva, family Gadidae), in particular M. molva, which is of commercial importance.a related Australian fish (Lotella callarias, family Gadidae).a similar but unrelated Australian fish (Genypterus blacodes, family Ophidiidae).
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    • Huge conger, pollack, ling, cod and coalfish were regularly pulled up the steps to the old Angling Centre and weighed in front of big crowds of onlookers.
    • Here you come across some extremely large boulders covered in deadmen's fingers and anemones, interspersed with wolf fish, lobster, ling and conger eels.
    • Try coley or ling to bulk out fish pies, or gurnard or rock turbot for roasting.

Origin

Middle English lenge, probably from Middle Dutch; related to long1.

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There are 2 definitions of ling in English:

ling2

Syllabification: ling
Pronunciation: /
 
liNG/

noun

  • The common heather of Eurasia.
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    • Originally introduced from Esher Common, the native ling heathers have been added to in the last three years with advice on color from Gwynne.
    • All of the 62 types of flowers, plants and shrubs used in the work, such as ling heather, bearberry, foxglove and gorse, come from County Mayo, which was hit particularly hard by the Famine.
    • This would give a warm, dry and snug shelter for the pigs or poultry which some people would thatch using reeds or perhaps ling (heather).

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse lyng, of unknown origin.

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