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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A northwestern Atlantic fish of the herring family; food fish.

Usage examples (35)
  • The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of herring
  • Among favourite subjects on miserere seats is the "alewife."
  • Ironically, the alewife is an invasive species in the Great Lakes.
  • You'd see/smell why if you were at a beach during an alewife die off. for more
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