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fingerling

Syllabification: fin·ger·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈfiNGɡərliNG
 
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Definition of fingerling in English:

noun

1A small young fish, especially a salmon parr.
[from finger (with reference to its transverse dusky bars) + -ling]
Example sentences
  • In this 30-week study, researchers stocked 9 ponds at a per-acre rate of 2,000 large fish and 6,000 fingerlings.
  • These migratory diving birds winter in the Delta region, where they voraciously feed on channel catfish fingerlings and any other fish they can swallow.
  • The least expensive size of fish for stocking is fingerlings, which are one to three inches long.
2US A variety of potato having a pink, yellow, blue or light tan skin and flesh.
Example sentences
  • ‘Purple Peruvian’: Uniquely purple skin and flesh are perhaps this fingerling's best features.
  • After that came a pair of small, crunchy tacos filled with diced fingerling potatoes, then topped with a tasty chopping of cold smoked duck breast.
  • My friend the arch foodie had nothing bad to say about her crisp roasted chicken, accompanied by chanterelle mushrooms and a little flotilla of fingerling potatoes.

Words that rhyme with fingerling

strangling

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