from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The so-called fresh-water herring of Ireland, a variety of whitefish technically known as Coregonus pollan, found in the various loughs. The corresponding variety of the Scotch lochs is called powan and vendace. See Coregonus and whitefish.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A lake whitefish (Coregonus pollan), native of Ireland. In appearance it resembles a herring.

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

  • noun A freshwater fish, Coregonus pollan, resembling a herring


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