allis shad

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Related to allis shads: Alosa alosa, Caspialosa

allis shad

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(Zoology) a now rare migratory species of fish (Alosa alosa) of European coastal waters that travels up rivers to spawn: family Clupeiformes. Also called: allis or allice
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Noun1.allis shad - European shadallis shad - European shad        
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
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Anglers fishing Rat House Corner in the Wear are taking bags of mackerel and good-sized herring and also twaite and allis shads.