from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several black or dark-colored fishes, especially the pollock or sablefish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of several blackish fish, especially the pollack or sablefish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pollock; -- called also, coalsey, colemie, colmey, coal whiting, etc. See pollock.
  • n. The beshow or candlefish of Alaska.
  • n. The cobia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gadoid fish, Pollachius virens or carbonarius, named from the color of its back.
  • n. A fish, Anoplopoma fimbria, of the family Anoplopomatid├Ž, found in the North Pacific.
  • n. The pollack, Pollachius virens.


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