grayling

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gray +‎ -ling

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grayling (plural grayling or graylings)

  1. Any freshwater fish of the genus Thymallus or specifically Thymallus thymallus, of the salmon family, having a large dorsal fin.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/19/2, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      “This morning,” he said, “We will fish, Turner. We will cast for trout so that we may catch grayling.”
  2. A species of butterfly, Hipparchia semele, of the family Nymphalidae.

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