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ALEWIFE (alewives)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alewife mean? 

ALEWIFE (noun)
  The noun ALEWIFE has 2 senses:

1. flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams
2. shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus

  Familiarity information: ALEWIFE used as a noun is rare.


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ALEWIFE (noun)


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Meaning:

Flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("alewife" is a kind of...):

fish (the flesh of fish used as food)

Holonyms ("alewife" is a part of...):

alewife; Alosa pseudoharengus; Pomolobus pseudoharengus (shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus)


Sense 2alewife [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Alosa pseudoharengus; Pomolobus pseudoharengus; alewife

Hypernyms ("alewife" is a kind of...):

clupeid; clupeid fish (any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas)

Meronyms (parts of "alewife"):

alewife (flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams)

Holonyms ("alewife" is a member of...):

Alosa; genus Alosa (shad)


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