Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Pollachius and Theragra, closely related to the cod, especially T. chalcogramma of northern Pacific waters, often used for manufactured fish products.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See pollack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A marine gadoid fish (Pollachius carbonarius), native both of the European and American coasts. It is allied to the cod, and like it is salted and dried. In England it is called coalfish, lob, podley, podling, pollack, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Either of two lean, white marine food fishes, of the genus Pollachius, related to cod.
  • verb To fish for pollock.
  • verb To splatter, as with paint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)
  • noun lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
  • noun important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod

Etymologies

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

[Middle English poullok, the Atlantic pollock (Pollachius pollachius), of unknown origin.]

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From Scottish Gaelic podlok.

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From Jackson Pollock

Examples

  • The pollock, which is not plenty, is taken only in the spring.

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  • The ones in British waters include Anton Dohrn off Rockall, home to species such as pollock, cod, hake, monkfish, redfish, squat lobsters and oreo fish.

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  • I thought 'pollock' was a relatively new term for this fish.

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  • Some scientists and fishing industry players say it's conceivable that commercially valuable seafood species such as pollock or crab populations could expand in the Arctic, which could draw fishing fleets.

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  • Some scientists and fishing industry players say it's conceivable that commercially valuable seafood species such as pollock or crab populations could expand in the Arctic, which could draw fishing fleets.

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  • George Leonard, a marine ecologist and aquaculture director for the Ocean Conservancy, said that requiring organic operations to use feed made of trimmings from sustainable wild-caught fish, such as pollock, or from organically farmed fish would be better than relying on the small, wild fish farmers currently use.

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  • "It's important to recall the pollock industry has never operated under a hard cap because it means they have to cease fishing when they reach it.

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  • "It's important to recall the pollock industry has never operated under a hard cap because it means they have to cease fishing when they reach it.

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  • A Los Angeles taxidermist created a pollock with a remote control device to operate his mouth and tail.

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  • The sandwich is made with cod as well as pollock, but that fish looked too scary.

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