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genus Alosa

Definition of the noun genus alosa

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noun

  1. shad

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Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1860)

by J. G. Heck

A distinction was formerly made between a genus Alosa, characterized by an emargination of the upper jaw, and Clupea, with the border of the jaw continuous or entire. This division, however, has been found to be inadequate to the wants of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1842)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

GENUs Alosa, Cuv. This genus is distinguished from the herrings properly so called, by an emargination in the upper jaw ; its other characters seem in all respects the same as those of the pilchard and sardine. Alosa vulgaris, Cuv.; Clupea ...

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