pollack

noun pol·lack \ ˈpä-lək \
variants: or pollock

Definition of pollack

plural pollack or pollock
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

Origin and Etymology of pollack

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


POLLACK Defined for Kids

pollack

noun pol·lack
variants: or pollock \ˈpä-lək\

Definition of pollack for Students

plural pollack or pollock
: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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