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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shad  \Shad\  (sh[a^]d),  n.  sing.  &  pl  [AS.  sceadda  a  kind  of 
  fish,  akin  to  Prov.  G.  schade;  cf  Ir  &  Gael.  sgadan  a 
  herring,  W.  ysgadan  herrings;  all  perhaps  akin  to  E.  skate  a 
  fish.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  food  fishes  of  the  Herring 
  family.  The  American  species  ({Clupea  sapidissima}),  which  is 
  abundant  on  the  Atlantic  coast  and  ascends  the  larger  rivers 
  in  spring  to  spawn,  is  an  important  market  fish.  The  European 
  allice  shad,  or  alose  ({C.  alosa}),  and  the  twaite  shad.  ({C. 
  finta}),  are  less  important  species.  [Written  also  {chad}.] 
  Note:  The  name  is  loosely  applied,  also  to  several  other 
  fishes,  as  the  gizzard  shad  (see  under  {Gizzard}), 
  called  also  {mud  shad},  {white-eyed  shad},  and  {winter 
  {Hardboaded},  or  {Yellow-tailed},  {shad},  the  menhaden. 
  {Hickory},  or  {Tailor},  {shad},  the  mattowacca. 
  {Long-boned  shad},  one  of  several  species  of  important  food 
  fishes  of  the  Bermudas  and  the  West  Indies,  of  the  genus 
  {Shad  bush}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  the  North  American  shrubs 
  or  small  trees  of  the  rosaceous  genus  {Amelanchier}  ({A. 
  Canadensis},  and  {A.  alnifolia})  Their  white  racemose 
  blossoms  open  in  April  or  May  when  the  shad  appear,  and 
  the  edible  berries  (pomes)  ripen  in  June  or  July,  whence 
  they  are  called  Juneberries.  The  plant  is  also  called 
  {service  tree},  and  {Juneberry}. 
  {Shad  frog},  an  American  spotted  frog  ({Rana  halecina});  -- 
  so  called  because  it  usually  appears  at  the  time  when  the 
  shad  begin  to  run  in  the  rivers. 
  {Trout  shad},  the  squeteague. 
  {White  shad},  the  common  shad. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  bony  flesh  of  herring-like  fish  usually  caught  during  their 
  migration  to  fresh  water  for  spawning;  especially  of 
  Atlantic  coast 
  2:  herring-like  food  fishes  that  migrate  from  the  sea  to 
  freshwater  to  spawn 

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