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pol·lockor pol·lack (pŏl′ək)
n. pl. pollock or pol·locks also pollack or pol·lacks
Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Pollachius and Theragra, closely related to the cod, especially T. chalcogramma of northern Pacific waters, often used for manufactured fish products.
[Middle English poullok, the Atlantic pollock (Pollachius pollachius), of unknown origin.]
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1. (Biography) Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895)
2. (Biography) Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting in the US
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n., pl. -locks, (esp. collectively) -lock.
1. a greenish North Atlantic food fish, Pollachius virens, of the cod family, with a white lateral stripe and a jutting lower jaw.
2. Also, pollack. a related, brownish food fish, P. pollachius.
[1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock]
1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author.
2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter.
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|Noun||1.||Pollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)|
|2.||pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish|
Pollachius pollachius, pollack, pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
|3.||pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod|
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