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pollack

Syllabification: pol·lack
Pronunciation: /ˈpälək
 
/
(also pollock)

Definition of pollack in English:

noun (plural same or pollacks)

An edible greenish-brown fish of the cod family, with a protruding lower jaw. Found in the northeastern Atlantic, it is popular with anglers.
  • Pollachius pollachius, family Gadidae
Example sentences
  • As a youngster he fished off the rocks for the usual species of cod, pollack, coley, wrasse, mackerel and dogfish with the odd plaice or eel.
  • North of Holyhead and round to Rhos-on-Sea the wrecks carry both pollack and coalfish, but the size of the pollack can drop and fish of 10 lbs are considered good fish.
  • These include scallops, shrimp, crab, haddock, cod, pollack, snapper, halibut and white tuna.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps of Celtic origin.

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