Grayling

Gray"ling

(?), n. [From Gray, a.] 1. (Zol.) A European fish (Thymallus vulgaris), allied to the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is valued as a game fish.
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And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling.
Tennyson.
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2. (Zol.) An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having similar habits to the above; one species (T. Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan; another (T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone region.
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