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powan

/ˈpaʊən/
noun
1.
a freshwater whitefish, Coregonus clupeoides, occurring in some Scottish lakes
2.
any of certain similar related fishes, such as the vendace
Also lake herring
Word Origin
C17: Scottish variant of pollan
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  • The powan, or fresh-water herring (Coregonus), of which there are several marine and fresh-water species.

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