whiting

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white +‎ -ing

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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).
  3. Any of the species of Sillaginidae (smelt-whitings) inhabiting Indo-Pacific marine coasts, many of which are commercially important whitefish.
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, pg 3631

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