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n. pl. grayling or gray·lings
Any of several freshwater salmonid fishes of the genus Thymallus of northern North America and Eurasia, having a small mouth and a large dorsal fin and valued as a food and game fish.
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n, pl -ling or -lings
1. (Animals) any freshwater salmonoid food fish of the genus Thymallus and family Thymallidae, of the N hemisphere, having a long spiny dorsal fin, a silvery back, and greyish-green sides
2. (Animals) any butterfly of the satyrid genus Hipparchia and related genera, esp H. semele of Europe, having grey or greyish-brown wings
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(ˈgreɪ lɪŋ)

any freshwater game fish of the genus Thymallus, related to the trout.
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The out-of-court settlement led to immediate calls for the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, to be sacked.
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TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling faced mounting demands for his resignation from MPs across the Commons after a controversial nodeal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships was cancelled.
BUNGLING Transport Minister Chris Grayling should quit over his latest disaster - after a Brexit ferry contract, awarded to a firm with NO ships, was cancelled.
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