Definition of powan in English:

powan

noun

  • A widely distributed freshwater whitefish of lakes and rivers in northern Eurasia, especially one of a variety occurring only in two Scottish lochs.

    gwyniad
    , → schelly
    , and → whitefish
    • ‘Without char, ferox would never have developed and the only exception to the char/ferox link is, possibly, Loch Lomond where shoals of white fish called powan fill the food-fish requirement.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: Scots variant of pollan.

Pronunciation:

powan

/ˈpəʊwən/