Definition of pollan in English:

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pollan

Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlən/

noun

An Arctic cisco (fish) of a variety which occurs in Irish lakes.
Example sentences
  • The three species of endangered fishes are allis shad, Killarney shad and pollan.
  • In total Noel had about 11 good runs and landed two - both caught with pollan dead bait.
  • Pollan in Ireland are a relatively short-lived fish, with most authors (e.g. Twomey 1956; Wilson and Pitcher 1983) encountering fish of up to five years old.

Origin

Early 18th century: from Irish pollán, perhaps based on poll 'pool'.

Words that rhyme with pollan

Hohenzollern, pollen, Stollen

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Line breaks: pol¦lan

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