• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pollan (Zoöl) A lake whitefish (Coregonus pollan), native of Ireland. In appearance it resembles a herring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pollan The so-called fresh-water herring of Ireland, a variety of whitefish technically known as Coregonus pollan, found in the various loughs. The corresponding variety of the Scotch lochs is called powan and vendace. See Coregonus and whitefish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pollan pol′an a fresh-water fish of the family Salmonidæ, a native of lakes in Ireland.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Gael. pollag, a kind of fish


In literature:

Specific acts have also been passed for the establishment and development of oyster, pollan and mussel fisheries.
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