The New International Encyclopædia/Allice
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.