Definition of Gadus merlangus
1. Noun. A food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus.
Generic synonyms: Gadoid, Gadoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Merlangus, Merlangus
Terms within: Whiting
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Literary usage of Gadus merlangus
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1. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"THE WHITING (Gadus merlangus} Is seldom more than twelve inches in length, and of a slender and tapering form. The scales are small and fine. ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"Gadus merlangus, Lin., Bloch 65. (the whiting). A fish well known along the coasts of the ocean, in consequence of its abundance and the lightness of its ..."