Note: ☞ The name is loosely applied, also, to several other fishes, as the gizzard shad (see under Gizzard), called also mud shad white-eyed shad, and winter shad.
Etymology: AS. sceadda a kind of fish, akin to Prov. G. schade; cf. Ir. & Gael. sgadan a herring, W. ysgadan herrings; all perhaps akin to E. skate a fish