• WordNet 3.6
    • n Pomolobus genus to which the alewife is sometimes assigned
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pomolobus A genus of clupeoid fishes, or a subgenus of Clupea, differing from the typical herrings in having no vomerine teeth. The type is P. chrysochloris, the Ohio shad; besides this species the genus contains most of the American herrings which have usually been placed in Clupea. P. mediocris is the tailorherring, or fall herring; P. vernalis is the alewife, or branch herring; P. æstivalis is the glut-herring or blueback.
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