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powan Line breaks: powan
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊwən/

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Definition of powan in English:


A widely distributed freshwater whitefish of lakes and rivers in northern Eurasia, especially one of a variety occurring only in two Scottish lochs.


Mid 17th century: Scots variant of pollan.

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