- Rhymes: -aɪtɪŋ
fine white chalk
whiting (plural whitings or whiting)
- A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic.
- Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).
- Any of the species of Sillaginidae (smelt-whitings) inhabiting Indo-Pacific marine coasts, many of which are commercially important whitefish.
fish, Merlangius merlangus
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, pg 3631