alewives alewives  /ˈeɪl ˌwaɪvz/


  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


  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.


  • 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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