What does alose mean?
The definition of alose
A*lose”, v. t.
Etym: [OE. aloser.]

To praise. [Obs.]

A”lose, n.
Etym: [F., fr. L. alosa or alausa.] (Zoöl.)

The European shad (Clupea alosa); — called also allice shad or allis shad. The name is sometimes applied to the American shad (Clupea sapidissima). See Shad.