Alewife

Definition of Alewife

Ale´wife`
n.1.A woman who keeps an alehouse.
1.(Zool.) A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife, ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.

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Alosa pseudoharengus, fish, Pomolobus pseudoharengus
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