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English noun: ling

1. ling (plant) water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs


Synonymsling ko, Trapa bicornis


Broader (hypernym)caltrop, water chestnut, water chestnut plant

2. ling (plant) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere


Synonymsbroom, Calluna vulgaris, heather, Scots heather


Broader (hypernym)heath


Member meronymCalluna, genus Calluna

3. ling (animal) elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried


SynonymsMolva molva


Broader (hypernym)gadoid, gadoid fish


Member meronymgenus Molva, Molva

4. ling (animal) American hakes


Broader (hypernym)hake


Member meronymgenus Urophycis, Urophycis

5. ling (animal) elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth


Synonymsburbot, cusk, eelpout, Lota lota


Broader (hypernym)cod, codfish









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