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  1. any of several varieties of the whitefish Coregonus pollan that occur in lakes in Northern Ireland
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Word Origin

C18: probably from Irish poll lake
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  • Specific acts have also been passed for the establishment and development of oyster, pollan and mussel fisheries.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7


  • Pollan, pol′an, n. a fresh-water fish of the family Salmonid, a native of lakes in Ireland.