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C alosaShad Shad (sh[a^]d), n. sing. & pl. [AS. sceadda a kind of
fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a
herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate a
Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring
family. The American species (Clupea sapidissima), which is
abundant on the Atlantic coast and ascends the larger rivers
in spring to spawn, is an important market fish. The European
allice shad, or alose (C. alosa), and the twaite shad. (C.
finta), are less important species. [Written also chad.]
Note: The name is loosely applied, also, to several other
fishes, as the gizzard shad (see under Gizzard),
called also mud shad, white-eyed shad, and winter
Hardboaded, or Yellow-tailed, shad, the menhaden.
Hickory, or Tailor, shad, the mattowacca.
Long-boned shad, one of several species of important food
fishes of the Bermudas and the West Indies, of the genus
Shad bush (Bot.), a name given to the North American shrubs
or small trees of the rosaceous genus Amelanchier (A.
Canadensis, and A. alnifolia) Their white racemose
blossoms open in April or May, when the shad appear, and
the edible berries (pomes) ripen in June or July, whence
they are called Juneberries. The plant is also called
service tree, and Juneberry.
Shad frog, an American spotted frog (Rana halecina); --
so called because it usually appears at the time when the
shad begin to run in the rivers.
Trout shad, the squeteague.
White shad, the common shad.
Meaning of Alosa from wikipedia
is a genus
of fish, the river
herrings, in the family
with other genera
in the subfamily
Alosinae, they are generally known
- The alewife
pseudoharengus) is an anadromous species
of herring found
America. It is one of the "typical" North American
- The American
sapidissima) is a species
of anadromous clupeid
fish naturally distributed
on the North American coast
of the North
- The blueback herring
aestivalis) is an anadromous species
from the east coast
America, with a range
- landlocked. Several species
are of commercial
importance, e.g. in the genus Alosa
(river herrings), Brevoortia
(menhadens), and Hilsa. The Shad Foundation...
- Alosa caspia
is a species
fish, one of the species
of shad (genus Alosa
to the Caspian
Sea basin. FishBase treats separately
the Azov shad or Black
Sea shad, is a species
to the Ponto-Caspian basin. It is an anadromous...
- Alosa agone
is a species
of ray-finned fish in the genus Alosa
. It is an endangered
species. Alosa agone
in the Mediterranean
and the western...
algeriensis, the North African
shad, is a Mediterranean species
fish in the shad genus Alosa
. Alosa algeriensis
is primarily found
sphaerocephala, or the Agrakhan
shad, is a species
(herring-like) fish, one of the endemic
in the Caspian
Sea. It spawns...
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