Adjective "saithe" definition and examples

(Saithe may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/seɪθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A commercially valuable food fish of the cod family, which occurs in the North Atlantic.
  1. 'All I could remember was heady days hauling in saithe, sea bass and mackerel by the barrowload.'
  2. 'Moving into deeper waters in the fjords you'll encounter shoals of mackerel, saithe and juvenile cod, and on the high-energy sites there are walls of orange dead man's fingers, plumose and dahlia anemones.'

More definitions

1. pollock.

More examples(as adjective)

"catches can be saithe."

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Old Norse seithr.