pol·​lack | \ ˈpä-lək How to pronounce pollack (audio) \
variants: or pollock
plural pollack or pollock

Definition of pollack

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

called also walleye pollack

First Known Use of pollack

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pollack

Middle English poullok, perhaps from Scottish Gaelic pollag or Irish pollóg

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“Pollack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollack. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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variants: or pollock \ ˈpä-​lək \
plural pollack or pollock

Kids Definition of pollack

: either of two fishes of the northern Atlantic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean that are related to the cod and are often used for food

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