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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 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 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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Invasive Species: From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels [2 volumes] (2011)

From Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels by Susan L. Woodward, Joyce A. Quinn

Fish “ladders” built to let American shad (Alosa sapidissima) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

— Including American shad (A. sapidissima), twaite shad (A. fallax), allis shad (A. alosa), alewife (A. psuedoharengus). Mullet (Mugil spp.) ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

American Shad (Buck Roe; White Shad) Alosa sapidissima Silvery colored with a bluish-green metallic luster on the back; a deep body; large scales; prominent dark spot behind gills; rarely over 9 lb (4 kg). Habitat: Native to the Atlantic from ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


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 previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1889)

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

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

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 previewStoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana (1889)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, and Companion to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. (9th Ed.) and to All Other Encyclopaedias

capidis- si>»a, the American shad, and C. Eeeresii, the Chinese shad, a highly esteemed food-fish of China. There are two common ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

the American Shad {Olupca sapidissima), the Gaspereau or Ale-wife (0. mattowocca), and the Menhaden (C. menliaacn). See Menhaden. SHADDOCK ( Citrus decumana) isa tree allied to the orange and the lemon, presumably native to ...

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