Definition of pollan in English:

pollan

noun

  • An Arctic cisco (fish) of a variety which occurs in Irish lakes.

    • ‘The three species of endangered fishes are allis shad, Killarney shad and pollan.’
    • ‘In total Noel had about 11 good runs and landed two - both caught with pollan dead bait.’
    • ‘Pollan in Ireland are a relatively short-lived fish, with most authors (e.g. Twomey 1956; Wilson and Pitcher 1983) encountering fish of up to five years old.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Irish pollán, perhaps based on poll ‘pool’.

Pronunciation

pollan

/ˈpɒlən/