Definition of pollock in US English:



  • 1North American A commercially valuable food fish of the cod family, occurring in the North Atlantic.

    Pollachius virens, family Gadidae

    Also 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.’
  • 2

    variant spelling of pollack