Meaning of alewife

ale•wife

Pronunciation: (āl'wīf"), [key]
— pl. -wives.
  1. a North American fish, Alosa pseudoharengus, resembling a small shad.

ale•wife

Pronunciation: (āl'wīf"), [key]
— pl. -wives.
  1. a woman who owns or operates an alehouse.
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