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greenling \greenling\ n. [1400-1450] any spiny-finned food fish of the northern Pacific coasts, of the genus Hexagrammos.


Pollack \Pol"lack\, n. [Cf. G. & D. pollack, and Gael. pollag a little pool, a sort of fish.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A marine gadoid food fish of Europe ( Pollachius virens). Called also greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack.

  2. The American pollock; the coalfish.


n. Any of various foodfishes, of the family ''Hexagrammidae'', of the northern Pacific


n. food fish of the northern Pacific


Usage examples of "greenling".

Conan's dismay that the other had done so-it was the error of a greenling thief-was tempered by the fact that there were no shards of pottery and broken stone set in the wall to rip the flesh of the unwary.

Rudi, the best shot of all the brothers, carried two Greenling semiautomatics: eighteen shots total, no more than three of them spent.