Pronunciation: (hwī'ting, wī'-),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)-ing,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-ings. 1. a slender food fish of the genus Menticirrhus, of the croaker family, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic coast of North America.
2. the hake, Merluccius bilinearis. 3. any of several European fishes of the cod family, esp. Merlangus merlangus.
Pronunciation: (hwī'ting, wī'-),[key] —n. pure-white chalk (calcium carbonate) that has been ground and washed, used in making putty, whitewash, silver polish, etc.