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.
Pronunciation: (ling),[key] —n. the heather, Calluna vulgaris.
a suffix of nouns, often pejorative, denoting one concerned with (hireling; underling), or diminutive (princeling; duckling).
an adverbial suffix expressing direction, position, state, etc.: darkling; sideling.