American shad

noun

Definition of American shad

: a shad (Alosa sapidissima) of the Atlantic coast of North America that has a greenish back and silvery sides

First Known Use of American shad

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“American shad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20shad. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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