allice shad


al·​lice shad
variants or less commonly allice or allis
plural -s
: a European shad (Alosa alosa) of the Severn and other rivers

Word History


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

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allice shad was in 1797

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“Allice shad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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