noun (plural same)
1A slender-bodied marine fish of the cod family, which lives in shallow European waters and is a commercially important food fish.
- Merlangius merlangus, family Gadidae
- From the ocean, choices include squid, whole red snapper, whiting and sardines, most of which usually look like they've just come from the fishmonger next door.
- Throughout a packed week of events, the Humber Seafood Group is also promoting red fish, whiting, and Greenland halibut.
- Ann Kirk of the National Federation of Fish Fryers said: ‘Some fryers are moving over to other species - such as haddock, whiting, hake or plaice.’
2 [usually with modifier] Any of a number of marine fishes similar to the whiting, in particular:
- ● A fish of the Indo-Pacific (family Sillaginidae), including the commercially important Sillaginoides punctatus of Australia. ● The northern kingfish of eastern North America.
- There's clear evidence that they are taking a terrible toll on species like king george whiting and garfish.
- The study showed that two kinds of commercial fish, blue whiting and redfishes, ‘will have retracted completely from the North Sea by 2050’.
- Pleased they had got an increase in the white fish quota, he hoped the quota drop in blue whiting and horse mackerel could be made up in some way.
Middle English: from Middle Dutch wijting, from wijt 'white'.
Ground chalk used for purposes such as whitewashing and cleaning metal plate.
- Formulas have varied through the ages to include white lead, chalk, or whiting mixed with binders.
- For more serious stains, you may need to use a poultice - an absorbent compound, such as powdered whiting mixed with hydrogen peroxide - which will pull the stain out.
- Belgium is also an important producer of several industrial minerals, including limestone, dolomite, whiting, sodium sulfate, silica sand, and marble.