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Pollack \Pol"lack\, n. [Cf. G. & D. pollack, and Gael. pollag a little pool, a sort of fish.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A marine gadoid food fish of Europe ( Pollachius virens). Called also greenfish, greenling, lait, leet, lob, lythe, and whiting pollack.

  2. The American pollock; the coalfish.


n. 1 The bluefish. 2 The pollock.


Greenfish is used as the common name of several unrelated groups of fish:

  • Ascension wrasse, (Thalassoma ascensionis) discovered by Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
  • Bluefish, (Pomatomus saltatrix) discovered by Linnaeus, 1766
  • Murray cod, (Maccullochella peelii peelii) discovered by Mitchell, 1838
  • Pollock, (Pollachius pollachius) discovered by Linneus, 1758
  • St. Helena wrasse (Thalassoma sanctaehelenae) discovered by Valenciennes, 1839

"Greenfish" was also formerly used to refer to green cod, fresh or freshly-salted Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

Greenfish may also refer to:

  • Green Fish, a 1997 South Korean film starring Han Suk-kyu
  • Greenfish, an incon editing software.
  • Greenfish recirculation technology, advanced sustainable recirculating fish farm systems
  • USS Greenfish, a former United States Navy submarine