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Definition of "whiting" []

  • A pure white grade of chalk that has been ground and washed for use in paints, ink, and putty. (noun)
  • A food fish (Merlangus merlangus) of European Atlantic waters, related to the cod. (noun)
  • Any of several marine food fishes of the genera Menticirrhus and Merluccius, including the corbina and the silver hake, of North American coastal waters. (noun)
  • An important gadoid food fish, Merlangius (or Gadus) merlangus, of European seas, having a dark back with silvery sides and underparts (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of various similar fishes, such as Merluccius bilinearis, a hake of American Atlantic waters, and any of several Atlantic sciaenid fishes of the genus Menticirrhus (noun)
  • Any of several marine food fishes of the genus Sillago (noun)

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Use "whiting" in a sentence
  • "In the same family as smelts, whiting is also sometimes referred to as hake or pollock."
  • "The fried whiting is about the same quality as you would get from Kim’s Aunt Kitchen cart, and the fried shrimp were a pretty decent size, and fried really crispy."
  • "They don’t have anything exotic, unless you consider the whiting is only $3.50."