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2 definitions found
 for Menticirrhus Americanus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whiting \Whit"ing\, n. [From White.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) A common European food fish ({Melangus vulgaris) of
            the Codfish family; -- called also fittin.
        (b) A North American fish ({Merlucius vulgaris) allied to
            the preceding; -- called also silver hake.
        (c) Any one of several species of North American marine
            sciaenoid food fishes belonging to genus
            Menticirrhus, especially Menticirrhus Americanus,
            found from Maryland to Brazil, and Menticirrhus
            littoralis, common from Virginia to Texas; -- called
            also silver whiting, and surf whiting.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Various other fishes are locally called whiting, as the
           kingfish
        (a), the sailor's choice
        (b), the Pacific tomcod, and certain species of lake
            whitefishes.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and
        repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in
        putty, for cleaning silver, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Whiting pollack. (Zool.) Same as Pollack.
  
     Whiting pout (Zool.), the bib, 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Menticirrhus americanus
      n 1: whiting of the southeastern coast of North America [syn:
           king whiting, Menticirrhus americanus]

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