alewives alewives  /ˈeɪl ˌwaɪvz/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. From the Chicago waterfront to the Mackinaw Bridge, the shores of Lake Michigan were taken over last month by dead alewives.
  2. The next year, almost a million alewives were massing in the river.
  3. The beaches are now littered with rotting alewives, smelts and garbage.

News

  • Penobscot man practices art of smoked alewives

    {youtube}G0Z_gnxHJag{/youtube} PENOBSCOT — Ask Larry Reynolds how the process of making smoked alewives begins and he will give you a very practical answer.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fenceviewer

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