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1. alewife

flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams

2. alewife, alosa pseudoharengus, pomolobus pseudoharengus

shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus

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noun plural -wives
a North American fish, Pomolobus pseudoharengus, similar to the herring Clupea harengus: family Clupeidae (herrings)

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nounWord forms: plural ˈaleˌwives (ˈeɪlˌwaɪvz ; ālˈwīvzˌ)
a woman who keeps an alehouse
2.  US
a NW Atlantic clupeid fish (Alosa pseudoharengus) that swims up rivers to spawn in the spring: used for food and in fertilizers

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n. pl. ale·wives (-wīvz)
A fish (Alosa pseudoharengus) of North American Atlantic waters and some inland lakes, which swims up rivers to spawn.
n. pl. ale·wives (-wīvz)
A woman who keeps an alehouse.

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