One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1North American A commercially valuable food fish of the cod family, occurring in the North Atlantic.
Pollachius virens, family GadidaeAlso called saithe
- ‘The suit reported that the sea lion and harbor seal populations declined by 85% during the time that the pollock, mackerel and cod catches in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska doubled.’
- ‘The saithe/pollock is an excellent food fish and, as with the cod and the haddock, processing methods are varied.’
- ‘We've got options - we could go to the Faroes, to Norway, we can source Alaskan pollock, South Pacific cod from America - but they can only go to the North Sea.’
2variant spelling of pollack
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