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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the genus Alosa.
  • To praise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The European shad (Alosa alosa formerly Clupea alosa); -- called also allice shad or allis shad. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad (Alosa sapidissima formerly Clupea sapidissima). See shad.
  • transitive verb obsolete To praise.

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