Alewife - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪˌlwaɪf|  American pronunciation of the word alewife
Brit.  |ˈeɪlwʌɪf|  British pronunciation of the word alewife

noun

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