Definition of Grayling

1. n. A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.



Definition of Grayling

1. Noun. Any freshwater fish of the genus ''Thymallus'' or specifically ''Thymallus thymallus'', of the salmon family, having a large dorsal fin. ¹

2. Noun. A species of butterfly, ''Hipparchia semele'', of the family ''Nymphalidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grayling

1. a food fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grayling

1. 1. A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish. "And here and there a lusty trout, And here and there a grayling." (Tennyson) 2. An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. Montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region. Origin: From Gray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayling

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Literary usage of Grayling

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1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The grayling, Thymallus, of Europe, is termed by Saint Ambrose ... Nulato, Alaska. found in all the trout and salmon, are obsolete in the grayling. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"important respects from those of the trout, and in balancing the one against the other, it is essential to bear this in mind. The grayling ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"The English grayling has the head and body elongated, the former pointed and flattened on the top; 2 dorsals, the 1st much longer than it is high and with ..."

4. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"CHAPTER VI Observations of the Umber or grayling. and Directions ... The umber and grayling are thought by some to differ, as the herring and pilchard do. ..."

5. The Complete Angler: Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1875)
"9 •}• I should, by promise, speak next of the Salmon; but I will, by your favour, say a little of the Umber or grayling ; which is so like a Trout for his ..."

6. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The English grayling has the head and tody elongated, the former pointed and flattened on ... The grayling is called ombre in French and Aesche in German, ..."

7. Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1849)
"Arctic grayling. THE exceeding beauty and remarkable game qualities of this noble fish have induced me to give him a place in these pages, ..."

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