Definition of coley in English:

coley

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊli
 
/

noun (plural coleys)

  • another term for saithe.
    More 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.
    • 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.

Origin

1960s: perhaps from coalfish.

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