from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the genus Pollachius.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A marine gadoid food fish of Europe (Pollachius virens). Called also greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack.
  • noun The American pollock; the coalfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of pollock.
  • verb Alternative spelling of pollock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
  • noun important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
  • noun United States filmmaker (born in 1934)


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