from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A young coalfish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The pollock, or coalfish.
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- noun Scotland The
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From sill (“newly hatched young of fish, fry”) + -ock, cognate with Swedish dialectal sil ("the young of fish, fry"), Norwegian sil ("sand-eel"). More at sile.
The coal-fish, which as the sillock of a few inches in length congregates by thousands, but as the colum-saw of from two and a half to three feet is a solitary fish, forms