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ling



Pronunciation: (ling), [key]
n.,
pl. (esp. collectively) ling, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) lings.

1. an elongated, marine, gadid food fish, Molva molva, of Greenland and northern Europe.
2. the burbot.
3. any of various other elongated food fishes.

ling



Pronunciation: (ling), [key]
n.
the heather, Calluna vulgaris.

-ling




a suffix of nouns, often pejorative, denoting one concerned with (hireling; underling), or diminutive (princeling; duckling).

-ling




an adverbial suffix expressing direction, position, state, etc.: darkling; sideling.

ling.




linguistics.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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