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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A woman who keeps a tavern. (plural): Also: A fish closely related to herring (plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • River herring, also called alewives, are anadromous fish.
  • They eat the invasive alewives and have allowed native species to recover.
  • After competition with sea-run alewives all but decimated its bronzeback population in the 1980s, Spednik is back.
  • A man and a boy who comes up to the middle of the man's thigh wander in for a dozen blood worms and some frozen alewives. for more
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