allice shad

al·​lice shad | \ ˈalə̇s(h)ˌsh- \
variants: or less commonly allice or allis \ ˈalə̇s \
plural -s

Definition of allice shad

: a European shad (Alosa alosa) of the Severn and other rivers

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First Known Use of allice shad

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allice shad

alteration of earlier allowes, from French alose, from Late Latin alausa, from Gaulish

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“Allice shad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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