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 for Ling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heath \Heath\ (h[=e]th), n. [OE. heth waste land, the plant
     heath, AS. h[=ae][eth]; akin to D. & G. heide, Icel.
     hei[eth]r waste land, Dan. hede, Sw. hed, Goth. hai[thorn]i
     field, L. bucetum a cow pasture; cf. W. coed a wood, Skr.
     ksh[=e]tra field. [root]20.]
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A low shrub ({Erica vulgaris or Calluna vulgaris),
            with minute evergreen leaves, and handsome clusters of
            pink flowers. It is used in Great Britain for brooms,
            thatch, beds for the poor, and for heating ovens. It
            is also called heather, and ling.
        (b) Also, any species of the genus Erica, of which
            several are European, and many more are South African,
            some of great beauty. See Illust. of Heather.
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     2. A place overgrown with heath; any cheerless tract of
        country overgrown with shrubs or coarse herbage.
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              Their stately growth, though bare,
              Stands on the blasted heath.          --Milton
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     Heath cock (Zool.), the blackcock. See Heath grouse
        (below).
  
     Heath grass (Bot.), a kind of perennial grass, of the genus
        Triodia+({Triodia+decumbens">Triodia ({Triodia decumbens), growing on dry heaths.
  
     Heath grouse, or Heath game (Zool.), a European grouse
        ({Tetrao tetrix), which inhabits heaths; -- called also
        black game, black grouse, heath poult, heath fowl,
        moor fowl. The male is called heath cock, and
        blackcock; the female, heath hen, and gray hen.
  
     Heath hen. (Zool.) See Heath grouse (above).
  
     Heath pea (Bot.), a species of bitter vetch ({Lathyrus
        macrorhizus), the tubers of which are eaten, and in
        Scotland are used to flavor whisky.
  
     Heath throstle (Zool.), a European thrush which frequents
        heaths; the ring ouzel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -ling \-ling\ (-l[i^]ng) suff. [AS. -ling.]
     A noun suffix, commonly having a diminutive or a depreciatory
     force; as in duckling, gosling, hireling, fosterling,
     firstling, underling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  -ling \-ling\
     An adverbial suffix; as, darkling, flatling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ling \Ling\ (l[i^]ng), n. [OE. lenge; akin to D. leng, G.
     l[aum]nge, Dan. lange, Sw. l[*a]nga, Icel. langa. So named
     from its being long. See Long, a.] (Zool.)
     (a) A large, marine, gadoid fish ({Molva vulgaris) of
         Northern Europe and Greenland. It is valued as a food
         fish and is largely salted and dried. Called also
         drizzle.
     (b) The burbot of Lake Ontario.
     (c) An American hake of the genus Phycis. [Canada]
     (d) A New Zealand food fish of the genus Genypterus. The
         name is also locally applied to other fishes, as the
         cultus cod, the mutton fish, and the cobia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ling \Ling\, n. [Icel. lyng; akin to Dan. lyng, Sw. ljung.]
     (Bot.)
     Heather ({Calluna vulgaris).
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     Ling honey, a sort of wild honey, made from the flowers of
        the heather. --Holland.
        [1913 Webster] Linga

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burbot \Bur"bot\, n. [F. barbote, fr. barbe beard. See 1st
     Barb.] (Zool.)
     A fresh-water fish of the genus Lota, having on the nose
     two very small barbels, and a larger one on the chin.
     [Written also burbolt.]
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     Note: The fish is also called an eelpout or ling, and is
           allied to the codfish. The Lota vulgaris is a common
           European species. An American species ({Lota maculosa)
           is found in New England, the Great Lakes, and farther
           north.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eelpout \Eel"pout`\, n. [AS. ?lepute.] (Zo["o]l.)
     (a) A European fish ({Zoarces viviparus), remarkable for
         producing living young; -- called also greenbone,
         guffer, bard, and Maroona eel. Also, an American
         species ({Z. anguillaris), -- called also mutton fish,
         and, erroneously, congo eel, ling, and lamper eel.
         Both are edible, but of little value.
     (b) A fresh-water fish, the burbot.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ling
      n 1: water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4
           prongs [syn: ling, ling ko, Trapa bicornis]
      2: common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low
         evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere [syn:
         heather, ling, Scots heather, broom, Calluna
         vulgaris]
      3: elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe;
         often salted and dried [syn: ling, Molva molva]
      4: American hakes
      5: elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North
         America having barbels around its mouth [syn: burbot,
         eelpout, ling, cusk, Lota lota]

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