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Part of Speech: noun
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1. 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.
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