noun \ˈpä-lək\
plural pollack or pollock

Definition of POLLACK

:  a commercially important North Atlantic food fish (Pollachius virens) related to and resembling the cods but darker
:  a commercially important northern Pacific food fish (Theragra chalcogramma) of the cod family that closely resembles the pollack —called also walleye pollack

Variants of POLLACK

pol·lack or pol·lock \ˈpä-lək\

Origin of POLLACK

Middle English poullok, perhaps from ScotGael pollag or Irish pollóg
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with POLLACK


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Either of two commercially important North Atlantic species of food fish in the cod family (Gadidae). Pollachius (or Gadus) virens, called saithe or coalfish in Europe, is deep green with a pale belly. It has a small chin barbel (fleshy protuberance) and three dorsal and two anal fins. A carnivorous, lively, usually schooling fish, it grows to about 3.5 ft (1.1 m) long and weighs up to 35 lbs (16 kg). The other species, Theragra chalcogramma, or walleye pollack, closely resembles P. virens.

Variants of POLLACK

pollack or pollock


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