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powan

/ ˈpaʊən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of powan1

C17: Scottish variant of pollan

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Example Sentences

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

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