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shad

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noun \ˈshad\

Definition of shad

plural

shad

  1. :  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



Origin and Etymology of shad

Middle English *shad, from Old English sceadd


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with shad


SHAD Defined for Kids

shad

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noun \ˈshad\

Definition of shad for Students

plural

shad

  1. :  a silvery ocean fish that swims up rivers to lay or fertilize eggs and is often used for food




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