river shad

noun

Definition of river shad

: a shad that spawns in one of the streams of the Mississippi drainage and is probably identical with the common American shad (Alosa sapidissima) but is sometimes considered a distinct species (A. chrysochloris)

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“River shad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/river%20shad. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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