gizzard shad

noun

1
: a forage fish (Dorosoma cepedianum) of eastern and central North America

called also hickory shad

2
: any of several fishes related to the gizzard shad

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“Gizzard shad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gizzard%20shad. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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