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saithe

[seyth, seyth]
noun, plural saithe. Ichthyology.
  1. pollock.
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Origin of saithe

1625–35; Scots dial. < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse seithr, Icelandic seith
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saithe

noun
  1. British another name for coalfish
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Word Origin for saithe

C19: from Old Norse seithr coalfish; compare Gaelic saigh, saighean coalfish, Irish saoidhean young of fish
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