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shad

noun \ˈshad\
plural shad

Definition of SHAD

:  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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Origin of SHAD

Middle English *shad, from Old English sceadd
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SHAD

SHAD Defined for Kids

shad

noun \ˈshad\
plural shad

Definition of SHAD for Kids

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