common American shad

noun
shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast
Syn: ↑Alosa sapidissima
Hypernyms: ↑shad
Part Meronyms: ↑shad, ↑shad roe

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  • Shad frog — 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

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  • shad trout — Trout Trout (trout), n. [AS. truht, L. tructa, tructus; akin to Gr. trw kths a sea fish with sharp teeth, fr. trw gein to gnaw.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of fishes belonging to {Salmo}, {Salvelinus}, and allied genera of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • river shad — noun shad that spawns in streams of the Mississippi drainage; very similar to Alosa sapidissima • Syn: ↑Alosa chrysocloris • Hypernyms: ↑shad * * * noun : a shad that spawns in one of the streams of the Mississippi drainage and is prob. identical …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hardboaded shad — 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

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