Definition of twaite shad in English:

twaite shad

Line breaks: twaite shad
Pronunciation: /tweɪt
 
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noun

  • A European shad (fish) with a deep blue back, silvery sides, and some spotting.
    • Alosa fallax, family Clupeidae
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    • Unlike salmon, allis and twaite shad - which breed in just a few rivers in the United Kingdom - are unable to jump weirs, dams, and other man-made obstacles to migration.
    • In Europe, the principal species are Alosa alosa, the allis shad, and A. fallax, the twaite shad.
    • These twaite shad can be caught on fly or spinner and they fight majestically.

Origin

early 17th century (as twaite): of unknown origin.

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