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Definition: Hickory 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
Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring
family. The American species (Alosa 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
formerly Clupea alosa
), and the twaite shad
formerly Clupea 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 shad
, or Yellow-tailed shad
, the menhaden.
, or Tailor shad
, the mattowacca
, one of several species of important food
fishes of the Bermudas and the West Indies, of the genus
(Bot.), a name given to the North American shrubs
or small trees of the rosaceous genus Amelanchier
, 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
, and Juneberry
, an American spotted frog (Rana halecina
so called because it usually appears at the time when the
shad begin to run in the rivers.
, the squeteague.
, the common shad.
, n. [North American Indian pawcohiccora
(Capt. J. Smith) a kind of milk or oily liquor pressed from
pounded hickory nuts. “Pohickory”
is named in a list of
Virginia trees, in 1653, and this was finally shortened to
--J. H. Trumbull.] (Bot.)
An American tree of the genus Carya
, of which there are
several species. The shagbark is the Carya alba
, and has a
very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets.
The pignut, or brown hickory, is the Carya glabra
swamp hickory is Carya amara
, having a nut whose shell is
very thin and the kernel bitter.
(a) The mattowacca, or fall herring.
(b) The gizzard shad.