Part of speech: noun

A deep bodied food fish.

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Usage examples "shad":

  1. Shad, too, were very abundant in those days, but not so highly valued as now. - "Stories of New Jersey", Frank Richard Stockton.
  2. Shad were so plentiful that they were thrown away, would sell for but a penny apiece, and no persons of social importance or of good taste would eat them except in secret. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.
  3. Shad and sheep's- head, after being baked or boiled, are served with an anchovy, caper, or tomato sauce. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.