noun, plural (especially collectively) shad (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) shads.
a deep-bodied herring, Alosa sapidissima, of Europe and North America, that migrates up streams to spawn, used for food.
any other fish of the genus Alosa or related genera.
any of several unrelated fishes.
noun (pl) shad, shads
any of various herring-like food fishes of the genus Alosa and related genera, such as A. alosa (allis shad) of Europe, that migrate from the sea to freshwater to spawn: family Clupeidae (herrings)
any of various similar but unrelated fishes
noun, Hebrew. 1. the Almighty; God. the Omnipotent, the name of God in frequent use in the Hebrew Scriptures, generally translated “the Almighty.”
noun, plural shadberries. 1. the fruit of a shadbush. 2. the plant itself. noun (pl) -ries 1. another name for serviceberry (sense 1), serviceberry (sense 2)
noun 1. Maurice. 1932–2004, New Zealand novelist
noun 1. the serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis. 2. any of various other species of Amelanchier. noun 1. another name for serviceberry (sense 1)