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American Shad

Definition of the noun American Shad

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American shad is the vernacular name of the Alosa sapidissima, a species of Alosa.

  • geographic area: East Pacific, Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indo-West Pacific, North America, Western Atlantic Ocean

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

The “American shad” (A. sapidissima) is the most important shad from a culinary standpoint, although early in this country's history, the common availability of the fish wassuch that settlers considered it a fishof last resort, anditis thought that the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

American shad Alosa sapidissima Lower jaw does not Strongly project when mouth is dosed Cycloid scales are easily lost (decidixmsi Atlantic herring Oupea harengus Distinct ridges (bony striae) on operculum European prlchard Sardina ...

Google previewFood and Drink in American History (2013)

A "Full Course" Encyclopedia by Andrew F. Smith

American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin: A Three-Hundred- Year History. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. McPhee, John.

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

DESCRIPTION: The hickory shad— like its larger relative, the American shad — is a herring. In color it is gray-green above, with silvery sides and un- derparts. Behind the upper ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

American shad was the largest commercial fishery in the Mid-Atlantic region until the early twentieth century. American shad was also both a cultural and an economic mainstay of the Mid-Atlantic waterways, much like the cod of Massachusetts ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Jersey (2004)

by Maxine N. Lurie, Marc Mappen

The American shad is the largest member of the herring family, ranging along the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Florida. Adults usually weigh from four to eight pounds. In New Jersey, the Delaware River has the largest population of ...

Google previewCollier's New Encyclopedia (1921)

A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ; with Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps

The American shad, C. sapidissima, an important food fish, abundant on the AtSHAD lantic coast of America, and in some of the American rivers. It spawns in fresh water. Great quantities are salted. (3) The Twaite shad, C. finta, from 12 to ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA (1889)

by Day Otis Kellogg

Seymour The American Shad. as influential in the councils of the Democratic the mouth. The teeth are small and deciduous, arty during the years preceding the civil war, al- occurring in the jaws only; the air-bladder is simays urging a policy of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

the Allis, or European shad; the American shad, clupea sapidissima; and the Twaite shad, clupea jinta. To these should be added a fourth, recently ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The American shad (A. prastabilti, De Kay, or A. tapidwima, Storer) is about 20 inches in length, and varies in weight from 2 to 6 lbs. ; the upper part of the sides and gill covers are coppery, lower part of sides silvery, abdomen pearly, and top of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement

Clark, whom the Prohibi- The American Shad tionists had ...

Google previewSupplement to Encyclopaedia Britannica (1889)

(ninth Edition) A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Clark, whom the PI'Ohibi- The American Shad tionists ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The American shad (A. prastabilii, De Kay, or A. sapidissima, Storer) is about 20 inches in length, and varies in weight from 2 to 6 lbs. ; the upper part of the sides and gill covers are coppery, lower part of sides silvery, abdomen pearly, and top ...

Google previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica

sapidis- sima, the American shad, and C. Reevesii, the Chinese shad, a highly esteemed food-fish of China. There are two common ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1897)

A ... Work of Reference to the English Language Defining Over 250,000 Words ... Containing Over One Hundred Maps and Diagrams and Nearly Four Thousand Illustrations

The American Shad, Clupea sapi- dissima, au important food fish, abundant on the Atlantic coast of America, and in some of the American rivers. It spawns in fresh water. Great quantities are salted. 3.

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1906)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language : Practical and Comprehensive : Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words by Robert Hunter, Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

The American Shad, Clupea sapidissima, an important food fish, abundant on the Atlantic coast of America, and in some of the American rivers. It spawns in water. Great quantities are salted. 3. The Twaite Shad, Cluped finta, from twelve to ...

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Mike Harris with American Shad

Fisheries biologist Mike Harris with American shad (Alosa sapidissima) caught in a hoop trap along the Sacramento Delta. CDFW photo by Joe Ferreira.

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