powan

/ (ˈpaʊən) /

noun

a freshwater whitefish, Coregonus clupeoides, occurring in some Scottish lakes
any of certain similar related fishes, such as the vendace

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Also: lake herring

Word Origin for powan

C17: Scottish variant of pollan
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Example sentences from the Web for powan

  • The powan, or fresh-water herring (Coregonus), of which there are several marine and fresh-water species.