whiting

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Etymology 1[edit]

white +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

whiting (uncountable)

  1. A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hwitling. Related to the colour white. Cognate to Dutch wijting (whiting).

Noun[edit]

whiting (plural whitings or whiting)

  1. A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic.
  2. Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, pg 3631