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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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