• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grayling (Zoöl) 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. "And here and there a lusty trout,
      And here and there a grayling."
    • Grayling (Zoöl) 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grayling A fish of the family Salmonidæ and genus Thymallus. There are several species, intermediate between the whitefish and the trout, chiefly characterized by the greater development of the dorsal fin, which is long and contains 20 to 24 rays; this flu is also brightly party-colored. They inhabit clear cold streams of northern countries. The common grayling of Europe is Thymallus vulgaris; related species are the American or Alaskan grayling, T. signifer, and the Michigan grayling, T. ontariensis.
    • n grayling The dace.
    • n grayling A common European butterfly, Hipparchia semele: so called from the gray under side of the wings.
    • n grayling In Australia, Prototroctes muræna, of the family Hoplochitonidæ, a fish which remotely resembles the English grayling. Also called cucumber-fish, cucumber-mullet, fresh-water herring, and Yarra herring.
    • n grayling An American agapetid butterfly, Cercyonis alope, which occurs in several well-marked varieties. See below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grayling a silvery gray fish of the salmon family, but with a smaller mouth and teeth, and larger scales
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Gray (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grǽg; allied to Ger. grau, and L. ravus, tawny.


In literature:

Although Scarr's creek was full of "grayling" they were too small for salting; but were delicious eating when fried.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Then, "We've taken over for Grayl," I said to the screen.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
It is a species of grayling, and frequents sharp-running water, where it will leap at the fly like a trout.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Wonder if she had any grayling in her.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
The lakes, rivers, and streams, swarm with trout, grayling, and salmon.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
An occasional grayling is caught on the fly, but they are not plentiful.
"Fishing in British Columbia" by Thomas Wilson Lambert
And Colonel Grayle and Sonia O'Rane, who invited them to come back for supper.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
The Grayles-Grice blocked the way.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Perch, trout, and grayling may be done the same.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Grayling, the favourite, had drawn the inner rail.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

In poetry:

`And when banks grow shady and oars at rest,
And we rudderless float and glide,
I shall feel their love—throbs within my breast,
And the grayling against my side.
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Grayling finally gets the best of Gladiators.
GRAYLING — Ty Jensen and Scott Parkinson grabbed a bucket of water after the final horn sounded and went to find Grayling coach Tim Sanchez.
A group campaigning for a minister for older people as part of efforts to raise awareness around social care has appointed Grayling .
Anchor drafts in Grayling to campaign for older person's minister.
Grayling has been taken on to provide comms for rail businesses CrossCountry and Grand Central following a pitch process.
CrossCountry and Grand Central call in Grayling .
Drawing by Grayling Turner of Austin, Texas.
Grayling 's Top 5 Non-Religious Books on Living a Good Life.
Grayling is the birthplace of Trout Unlimited, the sports' biggest conservation organization.
Poppers are primarily a top-water fly used for northern pike grayling trout and salmon.
Customers can also visit branches in Grayling and Kalkaska.
"There are significant environmental risks associated with shale gas as there are with other industrial activities," said agency spokesman Tony Grayling.
Explosions light up Camp Grayling range for special military training.
Renee enjoyed spending time in Grayling at the family cabin.
Large wildfire near Grayling causes hundreds to flee homes.