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saithe Syllabification: saithe
Pronunciation: /sāT͟H/

Definition of saithe in English:


chiefly British
Another term for pollock (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Moving into deeper waters in the fjords you'll encounter shoals of mackerel, saithe and juvenile cod, and on the high-energy sites there are walls of orange dead man's fingers, plumose and dahlia anemones.
  • For a Norwegian combined fishing and whaling vessel, typically 65 feet in length, this means passing the seasons catching saithe, herring, cod and minke whales.
  • When prompted on the delicate question of feeding, Matt informed me that the sharks were fed saithe, a local white fish, three times a week and given extra vitamins.


Mid 16th century: from Old Norse seithr.

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