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white +‎ -ing

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whiting (usually uncountable, plural whitings)

  1. A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.
    • 1918, Hannah Teresa Rowley, ‎Mrs. Helen Louise (Wales) Farrell, Principles of Chemistry Applied to the Household
      Precipitated calcium carbonate, a very fine powdery form, is used as a basis for many tooth powders and pastes. As whiting it finds a wide use in cleaning metals of their tarnishes.
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whiting

  1. present participle of white

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hwitling. Related to the colour white. Cognate to Dutch wijting (whiting).

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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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