- A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.
- Synonyms: whitening
- hyponyms en
- 1918, Hannah Teresa Rowley, Mrs. Helen Louise (Wales) Farrell, Principles of Chemistry Applied to the Household
- Precipitated calcium carbonate, a very fine powdery form, is used as a basis for many tooth powders and pastes. As whiting it finds a wide use in cleaning metals of their tarnishes.
- Russian: побе́лка
- present participle of white#English|white
whiting (plural whitings)
- A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic; English whiting (US).
- Any fish of many species that resemble Merlangius merlangus:
- (US) Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including hakes (genus Merluccius), especially Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).
- Any of the species of Sillaginidae (smelt-whiting) inhabiting Indo-Pacific marine coasts, many of which are commercially important whitefish.
- (Canada) Alaska pollock (ll mul, syn. ll mul).
- A blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), a marine fish of the Northern Hemisphere.
- A southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis), a marine fish of the Southern Hemisphere.
- Menticirrhus americanus (Carolina whiting, king whiting, southern kingcroaker, and southern kingfish) found along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.
- (India, Australia) Any of the smelt-whiting, of the family Sillaginidae, including Japanese whiting, King George whiting, northern whiting, sand whiting, and school whiting.