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rockling

[rok-ling] /ˈrɒk lɪŋ/
noun, plural rocklings (especially collectively) rockling.
1.
any of several small cods of the genera Enchalyopus and Gaidropsarus, found in the North Atlantic.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; rock1 + -ling1
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rockling

/ˈrɒklɪŋ/
noun (pl) -lings, -ling
1.
any small gadoid fish of the genera Gaidropsarus, Ciliata, etc (formerly all included in Motella), which have an elongated body with barbels around the mouth and occur mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean
Word Origin
C17: from rock1 + -ling1
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