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lingcod

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋkɒd
 
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Definition of lingcod in English:

noun (plural same)

A large slender greenling (fish), which has large teeth and is greenish-brown with golden spots. It lives along the Pacific coast of North America, where it is a valuable commercial and sporting fish.
  • Ophiodon elongatus, family Hexagrammidae
Example sentences
  • He poses next to his world record lingcod caught Friday about 80 miles south of Ninilchik.
  • A 60 pound lingcod was caught off the dock by a little boy trying to catch bullhead.
  • Despite the implications of its name, the lingcod does not belong to the cod family.

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