common American shad
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|Noun||1.||common American shad - shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast|
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
shad - bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast
shad roe - roe of shad; may be parboiled or baked or sauteed gently