The New International Encyclopædia/Allice
|←Allibone, Samuel Austin||The New International Encyclopædia
|Edition of 1905. See also Allis shad on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.|
AL'LICE, or AL'LIS (Fr. alose, from Lat. alausa). A European shad (Alosa vulgaris) about twenty inches long, caught for food when ascending the rivers to spawn. It is the larger, and considered the better of the two species of European shad, of which the other is called the twaite. These are the maifisch of the Rhine Valley.