sillock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sill (newly hatched young of fish, fry) +‎ -ock, ultimately from Old Norse síl/síld (herring), whence also dialectal Swedish sil (the young of fish, fry) and Norwegian sil (sand-eel). More at sile.

Noun[edit]

sillock (plural sillocks)

  1. (Scotland) A pollock or a coalfish, sometimes especially a young coalfish.

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