noun (plural shad) Etymology: Middle English *shad, from Old English sceadd Date: before 12th century any of several fishes (especially genus Alosa) of the herring family that differ from the typical herrings (genus Clupeus) in having a relatively deep body and in being anadromous and that include some important food fishes of Europe and North America

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  • 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 Herring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shad — /shad/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) shad, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) shads. 1. a deep bodied herring, Alosa sapidissima, of Europe and North America, that migrates up streams to spawn, used for food. 2. any other fish of the …   Universalium

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  • shad — [shad] n. pl. shad or shads [OE sceadd, akin to Norw dial. skadd, prob. < IE base * skēt , to leap, spring up] any of various marine or freshwater clupeid fishes; esp., a) an American coastal food fish (Alosa sapidissima) b) a species… …   English World dictionary

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  • shad — (n.) O.E. sceadd, possibly from Scandinavian (Cf. Norw. dialectal skadd small whitefish ); but Cf. Welsh ysgadan (plural), Ir., Gael. sgadan herring. Low Ger. schade may be from English …   Etymology dictionary

  • shad — ► NOUN (pl. same or shads) ▪ an edible herring like marine fish that enters rivers to spawn. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Shad — Taxobox name = Shads fossil range = fossilrange|55|0 Eocene to Present [cite journal last = Sepkoski first = Jack authorlink = coauthors = title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology volume =… …   Wikipedia

  • shad — /ʃæd/ (say shad) noun (plural shad or shads) 1. a deep bodied herring of North America, Alosa sapidissima, that runs up streams to spawn, and is valued as a food fish. 2. any other species of Alosa or of related genera. 3. any of several… …   Australian English dictionary

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