Definition of pollock in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpälək/ /ˈpɑlək/


  • 1North American A commercially valuable food fish of the cod family, occurring in the North Atlantic.

    Also called saithe

    Pollachius virens, family Gadidae

    ‘The suit reported that the sea lion and harbor seal populations declined by 85% during the time that the pollock, mackerel and cod catches in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska doubled.’
    • ‘We've got options - we could go to the Faroes, to Norway, we can source Alaskan pollock, South Pacific cod from America - but they can only go to the North Sea.’
    • ‘The saithe/pollock is an excellent food fish and, as with the cod and the haddock, processing methods are varied.’
  • 2

    variant spelling of pollack