Definition of twaite shad in English:

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twaite shad

Pronunciation: /tweɪt/


A European shad (fish) with a deep blue back, silvery sides, and some spotting.
  • Alosa fallax, family Clupeidae.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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