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pollack

[ pol-uhk ]
/ ˈpɒl ək /
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noun, plural pol·lacks, (especially collectively) pol·lack.
a food fish, Pollachius pollachius, of the cod family, inhabiting coastal North Atlantic waters from Scandinavia to northern Africa.Also especially British, pollock .
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Origin of pollack

First recorded in 1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle “lumpfish”; see -ock
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British Dictionary definitions for pollack (1 of 2)

pollack

pollock

/ (ˈpɒlək) /

noun plural -lacks, -lack, -locks or -lock
a gadoid food fish, Pollachius pollachius, that has a dark green back and a projecting lower jaw and occurs in northern seas, esp the North Atlantic Ocean

Word Origin for pollack

C17: from earlier Scottish podlok, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for pollack (2 of 2)

Pollack
/ (ˈpɒlək) /

noun
Sydney. 1934–2008, US film director. His films include Tootsie (1982), Out of Africa (1986), and The Firm (1993)
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