American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A marine food fish (Pollachius virens) of northern Atlantic waters, related to the cod.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Pollachius. The true pollack, of European waters only, is P. pollachius or P. typus, also called green-cod, greenfish, green-ling, laithe, laits, leeat, leet, leets, lythe, lob, sheet, and whiting-pollack. The green pollack of Atlantic waters, both European and American, is a closely related species, P. virens or P. carbonarius, called
coalfish(and by many other names) in England. Both these fishes are greenish-brown above, with the sides and the belly silvery, the lateral line pale, and the fins mostly pale; but the true pollack has a much more projecting under jaw, the snout twice as long as the eye, the vent more in advance (being below the anterior half of the first dorsal fin), and the first anal fin much longer. The pollack of Pacific waters, P. chalcogrammus, is more decidedly different. Like the cod, hake, and haddock, the pollacks are among the important food-fishes of the family Gadidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A marine gadoid food fish of Europe (Pollachius virens). Called also
greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack.
- n. The American pollock; the coalfish.
- n. lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
- n. important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
- n. United States filmmaker (born in 1934)
- Alteration of Scots podlok. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, I am not happy to choose Colin (aka pollack) over delicious, snow-white, firm-flaked cod.”
“There's a link between two of the most absurd stories of the last few days - Sainsbury's attempt to get us to call pollack Colin (pronounced co-lan), and McBride / Draper's efforts to smear the Tories.”
“Grant Bovey and Anthea Turner enter Hell's Kitchen just months after losing up to £100m in the property crash Marketing gurus re-name pollack to boost sales ... and call it COLIN”
“On jokes and language: my problem with both the joke and the language is the come from a place where those with disability are "other", and thus are known only for their stereotypes, in this case a epileptic instead of a 'pollack' joke.”
“Still looking for those "pollack" numbers, though, that the 3:25 a.m. poster referenced.”
“Among the most vital feedback received so far is the advice that I should be calling "pollack”
“So now "pollack", which is close to a slang word for testicles will be called "colin" which is not close to any word that resembles a body part, apparently darkhorse23: shiat, that's one of my grandkid's names”
“Brussels wants to impose the same type of quota curbs in force against commercial fishermen to protect endangered species such as pollack, ling and even cod.”
“Originally, this blog entry was to be titled "What I did on my Christmas Vacation," and the video was going to showcase me and my buddies banging ling, cod, and pollack in the frosty seas off New Jersey.”
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