Definition of coley in English:
noun (plural coleys)
Another term for saithe.
- 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.
- Ask your fishmonger what is best - in season - for fish pie: cod, haddock, coley, hake, whatever he recommends
- The chain had been serving 17 tonnes of cod a year, but simply replaced them with fish such as coley, rock salmon, whiting and plaice.
1960s: perhaps from coalfish.
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