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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ale·wife /ˈe(ə)lˌwaɪf/
 啤酒店女主人,溫類

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ale·wife n.; pl. Alewives  A woman who keeps an alehouse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ale·wife, n.; pl. Alewives.  Zool. A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife, ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 alewife
      n 1: flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or
           in coastal streams
      2: shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted
         or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus [syn: Alosa
         pseudoharengus, Pomolobus pseudoharengus]
      [also: alewives (pl)]