Definition of Rockling

1. n. Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or four barbels.



Definition of Rockling

1. Noun. Any of various fishes. ¹

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Definition of Rockling

1. a marine fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rockling

1. Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or four barbels. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Rockling

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1. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"rockling, sea-louch (Molella scrap, mite, ace, scintilla. White, a. I. Of .1 white color, snowy, frosty, vulgarit). Whit, ยป. Iota, jot, tittle, particle, ..."

2. Transactions by Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1894)
"THREE-BEARDED rockling ... A second for this locality was taken off the Britannia Pier on a line, September 25th, 1890. * FOUR-BEARDED rockling ..."

3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Its habits resemble those of the Three-Bearded rockling, and by some naturaliste it is regarded as a variety of that species ..."

4. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1838)
"In the Three-Bearded rockling the teeth are of unequal length and sharp pointed ... The Three-Bearded rockling has about fifty rays in the anal fin, ..."

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