thymallus vulgaris

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grayling \Gray"ling\, n. [From Gray, a.]
   1. (Zool.) 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. (Zool.) 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
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