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Noun: shad  shad
  1. Bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast
     
  2. Herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn

Derived forms: shads

Type of: clupeid, clupeid fish, fish, food fish

Part of: Alosa, Alosa sapidissima, common American shad, genus Alosa

Encyclopedia: Shad, Roane County, West Virginia