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shad

 (shăd)
n. pl. shad or shads
Any of several marine food fishes chiefly of the genus Alosa, especially A. sapidissima of northern North American waters, which swims up rivers to spawn. Shad are closely related to herring.

[Middle English *schad, from Old English sceadd.]
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shad

(ʃæd)
n, pl shad or shads
1. (Animals) any of various herring-like food fishes of the genus Alosa and related genera, such as A. alosa (allis shad) of Europe, that migrate from the sea to freshwater to spawn: family Clupeidae (herrings)
2. (Animals) any of various similar but unrelated fishes
[Old English sceadd; related to Norwegian skadd, German Schade shad, Old Irish scatān herring, Latin scatēre to well up]
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shad

(ʃæd)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) shad, (esp. for kinds or species) shads.
any of several herringlike marine fishes of the genus Alosa that spawn in rivers well upstream from the sea, as A. sapidissima, of Europe and North America.
[before 1050; Old English sceadd]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shad - bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawningshad - bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast
Alosa sapidissima, common American shad - shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
2.shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
Alosa sapidissima, common American shad - shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast
Alosa chrysocloris, river shad - shad that spawns in streams of the Mississippi drainage; very similar to Alosa sapidissima
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Translations

shad

[ʃæd] N (shad or shads (pl)) → sábalo m
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shad

nAlse f
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Although the Greeks initially disdained fish, by the sixth century B.C., catching and trading fish was an important part of the Greek economy and led to the colonization of remote territories, such as Scythia on the coasts of the Black Sea; and the Tyritake excavations in the Crimea revealed tanks used to prepare fish paste, containing spines and scales of the Black Sea herring (Caspialosa).
The zooplankton is, in turn, consumed by planktivorous fish, mainly clupeids such as the Caspian shad (Caspialosa) or Caspian anchoveta (Clupeonella), which are, in turn, consumed by larger clupeids, by salmonids like the sudak or pikeperch (Stizostedion [=Lucioperca] lucioperca), or even by the Caspian seal (Phoca caspica).