Found 2 items, similar to ling.
English → English
n 1: water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4
prongs [syn: ling ko
, Trapa bicornis
2: common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low
evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere [syn: heather
, Calluna vulgaris
3: elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe;
often salted and dried [syn: Molva molva
4: American hakes
5: elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and
North America having barbels around its mouth [syn: burbot
, Lota lota
English → English
(h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant
heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel.
hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i
field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr.
ksh[=e]tra field. [root]20.]
(a) A low shrub (Erica vulgaris
or Calluna vulgaris
with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of
pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms,
thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It
is also called heather
, and ling
(b) Also, any species of the genus Erica
, of which
several are European, and many more are South African,
some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather
2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of
country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
Their stately growth, though bare,
Stands on the blasted heath. --Milton
(Zo["o]l.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse
(Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus
), growing on dry heaths.
, or Heath game
(Zo["o]l.), a European grouse
), which inhabits heaths; -- called also
, black grouse
, heath poult
, heath fowl
. The male is called heath cock
; the female, heath hen
, and gray hen
. (Zo["o]l.) See Heath grouse
(Bot.), a species of bitter vetch (Lathyrus macrorhizus
), the tubers of which are eaten, and in
Scotland are used to flavor whisky.
(Zo["o]l.), a European thrush which
frequents heaths; the ring ouzel.
, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European fish (Zoarces viviparus
), remarkable for
producing living young; -- called also greenbone
, and Maroona eel
. Also, an American
species (Z. anguillaris
), -- called also mutton fish
and, erroneously, congo eel
, and lamper eel
Both are edible, but of little value.
(b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
, n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st
A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota
, having on the nose
two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
[Written also burbolt
Note: The fish is also called an eelpout
, and is
allied to the codfish. The Lota vulgaris
is a common
European species. An American species (Lota maculosa
is found in New England, the Great Lakes, and farther