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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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations

shad

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

shad

nAlse f
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At about six o'clock, all the small tables were put together to form one long table, and everybody sat down to tea, coffee, bread, butter, salmon, shad, liver, steaks, potatoes, pickles, ham, chops, black- puddings, and sausages.
At eight o'clock, the shelves being taken down and put away and the tables joined together, everybody sat down to the tea, coffee, bread, butter, salmon, shad, liver, steak, potatoes, pickles, ham, chops, black-puddings, and sausages, all over again.
"As that's the case," said Sancho, "and your worship chooses to give in to these- I don't know if I may call them absurdities- at every turn, there's nothing for it but to obey and bow the head, bearing in mind the proverb, 'Do as thy master bids thee, and sit down to table with him;' but for all that, for the sake of easing my conscience, I warn your worship that it is my opinion this bark is no enchanted one, but belongs to some of the fishermen of the river, for they catch the best shad in the world here."
It is famished, it is crazed wit hunger by that time, and will be entirely satisfied with anything that comes handy; its taste is atrophied, it can't tell mud cat from shad. A devil born to a young couple is measurably recognizable by them as a devil before long, but a devil adopted by an old couple is an angel to them, and remains so, through thick and thin.
Jackson, cautiously inspecting the broiled shad, and wondering for the thousandth time why Mrs.
Silver shad, eels, greedy pike, red and gray mullet, swim in shoals into his nets; he has but to choose the finest and largest, and return the others to the waters.
The leaf of the native poplar was seen quivering in the woods; the sides of the mountains began to lose their hue of brown, as the lively green of the different members of the forest blended their shades with the permanent colors of the pine and hemlock; and even the buds of the tardy oak were swelling with the promise of the coming summer.
I wish I was captain in one of them, and you was in that Board-dish that you talk so much about, and we’d soon see what good Yankee stuff is made on, and whether a Varmounter’s hide ain’t as thick as an Englishman’s.” The echoes from the opposite hills, which were more than half a mile from the fishing point, sent back the discordant laugh that Benjamin gave forth at this challenge; and the woods that covered their sides seemed, by the noise that issued from their shades, to be full of mocking demons.
The world has no better fish than the bass of Otsego; it unites the richness of the shad * to the firmness of the salmon.”
I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley.
Though many years have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yet I question whether I should not still find the same trees and the same families vegetating in its sheltered bosom.
And then there were apple pies, and peach pies, and pumpkin pies; besides slices of ham and smoked beef; and moreover delectable dishes of preserved plums, and peaches, and pears, and quinces; not to mention broiled shad and roasted chickens; together with bowls of milk and cream, all mingled higgledy- pigglely, pretty much as I have enumerated them, with the motherly teapot sending up its clouds of vapor from the midst-- Heaven bless the mark!