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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ling  \Ling\,  n.  [Icel.  lyng;  akin  to  Dan.  lyng,  Sw  ljung.] 
  Heather  ({Calluna  vulgaris}). 
  {Ling  honey},  a  sort  of  wild  honey,  made  from  the  flowers  of 
  the  heather.  --Holland. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  -ling  \-ling\  (-l[i^]ng).  [AS.  -ling.] 
  A  noun  suffix,  commonly  having  a  diminutive  or  a  depreciatory 
  force;  as  in  duckling,  gosling,  hireling,  fosterling, 
  firstling,  underling. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  -ling  \-ling\ 
  An  adverbial  suffix;  as  darkling,  flatling. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ling  \Ling\  (l[i^]ng),  n.  [OE.  lenge;  akin  to  D.  leng,  G. 
  l["a]nge,  Dan.  lange,  Sw  l[*a]nga,  Icel.  langa.  So  named 
  from  its  being  long.  See  {Long},  a.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  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 
  b  The  burbot  of  Lake  Ontario. 
  c  An  American  hake  of  the  genus  {Phycis}.  [Canada] 
  d  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Eelpout  \Eel"pout`\,  n.  [AS.  ?lepute.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  fish  ({Zoarces  viviparus}),  remarkable  for 
  producing  living  young;  --  called  also  {greenbone}, 
  {guffer},  {bard},  and  {Maroona  eel}.  Also  an  American 
  species  ({Z.  anguillaris}),  --  called  also  {mutton  fish}, 
  and  erroneously,  {congo  eel},  {ling},  and  {lamper  eel}. 
  Both  are  edible,  but  of  little  value. 
  b  A  fresh-water  fish,  the  burbot. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Burbot  \Bur"bot\,  n.  [F.  barbote,  fr  barbe  beard.  See  1st 
  {Barb}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  fresh-water  fish  of  the  genus  {Lota},  having  on  the  nose 
  two  very  small  barbels,  and  a  larger  one  on  the  chin. 
  [Written  also  {burbolt}.] 
  Note:  The  fish  is  also  called  an  {eelpout}  or  {ling},  and  is 
  allied  to  the  codfish.  The  {Lota  vulgaris}  is  a  common 
  European  species.  An  American  species  ({L.  maculosa}) 
  is  found  in  New  England,  the  Great  Lakes,  and  farther 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Heath  \Heath\,  n.  [OE.  heth  waste  land,  the  plant  heath,  AS 
  h??;  akin  to  D.  &  G.  heide,  Icel.  hei?r  waste  land,  Dan. 
  hede,  Sw  hed,  Goth.  haipi  field,  L.  bucetum  a  cow  pasture; 
  cf  W.  coed  a  wood,  Skr.  ksh?tra  field.  [root]20.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  low  shrub  ({Erica,  or  Calluna,  vulgaris}),  with 
  minute  evergreen  leaves,  and  handsome  clusters  of  pink 
  flowers.  It  is  used  in  Great  Britain  for  brooms, 
  thatch,  beds  for  the  poor,  and  for  heating  ovens.  It 
  is  also  called  {heather},  and  {ling}. 
  b  Also  any  species  of  the  genus  {Erica},  of  which 
  several  are  European,  and  many  more  are  South  African, 
  some  of  great  beauty.  See  Illust.  of  {Heather}. 
  2.  A  place  overgrown  with  heath;  any  cheerless  tract  of 
  country  overgrown  with  shrubs  or  coarse  herbage. 
  Their  stately  growth,  though  bare,  Stands  on  the 
  blasted  heath.  --Milton 
  {Heath  cock}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  blackcock.  See  {Heath  grouse} 
  {Heath  grass}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  perennial  grass,  of  the  genus 
  {Triodia}  ({T.  decumbens}),  growing  on  dry  heaths. 
  {Heath  grouse},  or  {Heath  game}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  grouse 
  ({Tetrao  tetrix}),  which  inhabits  heats;  --  called  also 
  {black  game},  {black  grouse},  {heath  poult},  {heath  fowl}, 
  {moor  fowl}.  The  male  is  called  {heath  cock},  and 
  {blackcock};  the  female,  {heath  hen},  and  {gray  hen}. 
  {Heath  hen}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Heath  grouse}  (above). 
  {Heath  pea}  (bot.),  a  species  of  bitter  vetch  ({Lathyris 
  macrorhizus}),  the  tubers  of  which  are  eaten,  and  in 
  Scotland  are  used  to  flavor  whisky. 
  {Heath  throstle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  thrush  which 
  frequents  heaths;  the  ring  ouzel. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  water  chestnut  whose  spiny  fruit  has  two  rather  than  4 
  prongs  [syn:  {ling  ko},  {Trapa  bicornis}] 
  2:  common  Old  World  heath  represented  by  many  varieties;  low 
  evergreen  grown  widely  in  the  northern  hemisphere  [syn:  {heather}, 
  {Scots  heather},  {broom},  {Calluna  vulgaris}] 
  3:  elongated  marine  food  fish  of  Greenland  and  northern  Europe; 
  often  salted  and  dried  [syn:  {Molva  molva}] 
  4:  American  hakes 
  5:  elongate  freshwater  cod  of  northern  Europe  and  Asia  and 
  North  America  having  barbels  around  its  mouth  [syn:  {burbot}, 
  {eelpout},  {cusk},  {Lota  lota}] 

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