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Meaning of whiting

whit•ing

Pronunciation: (hwī'ting, wī'-), [key]
— pl. -ing, -ings.
  1. a slender food fish of the genus Menticirrhus, of the croaker family, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic coast of North America.
  2. the hake, Merluccius bilinearis.
  3. any of several European fishes of the cod family, esp. Merlangus merlangus.

whit•ing

Pronunciation: (hwī'ting, wī'-), [key]
— n.
  1. pure-white chalk (calcium carbonate) that has been ground and washed, used in making putty, whitewash, silver polish, etc.
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