genus Alosa


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Noun1.genus Alosa - shadgenus Alosa - shad          
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Clupeidae, family Clupeidae - herrings; shad; sardines; etc.
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
Alosa pseudoharengus, Pomolobus pseudoharengus, alewife - shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus