Definition of ling
- any of a number of long-bodied edible marine fishes.
- a large eastern Atlantic fish related to the cod (genus Molva, family Gadidae), in particular M. molva, which is of commercial importance. a related Australian fish (Lotella callarias, family Gadidae). a similar but unrelated Australian fish (Genypterus blacodes, family Ophidiidae).
Middle English lenge, probably from Middle Dutch; related to long1