Clupea alosa
Alose A"lose, n. [F., fr. L. alosa or alausa.] (Zo["o]l.) The European shad ({Alosa alosa} formerly {Clupea alosa}); -- called also {allice shad} or {allis shad}. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad ({Alosa sapidissima} formerly {Clupea sapidissima}). See {Shad}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Clupea alosa — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clupea finta — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clupea sapidissima — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alosa alosa — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alosa finta — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alosa sapidissima — Shad 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 fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of food fishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clupea sapidissima — Alose A lose, n. [F., fr. L. alosa or alausa.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European shad ({Alosa alosa} formerly {Clupea alosa}); called also {allice shad} or {allis shad}. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad ({Alosa sapidissima} formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alosa alosa — Alose A lose, n. [F., fr. L. alosa or alausa.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European shad ({Alosa alosa} formerly {Clupea alosa}); called also {allice shad} or {allis shad}. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad ({Alosa sapidissima} formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alosa sapidissima — Alose A lose, n. [F., fr. L. alosa or alausa.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European shad ({Alosa alosa} formerly {Clupea alosa}); called also {allice shad} or {allis shad}. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad ({Alosa sapidissima} formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clupea — Alosa Alosa n. the genus comprising the most common varieties of shad. It replaces the older term {{Clupea}}. See also {shad}. Syn: genus {Alosa}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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