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Silversides

Silversides Meaning & Definition
Silversides Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Silversides?

[n] the common North American shiner
[n] small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; found along the Atlantic coast of the United States

Synonyms | Synonyms for Silversides: common shiner | Notropis cornutus | silverside

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See Also | acanthopterygian | Atherinidae | Atherinopsis californiensis | family Atherinidae | genus Notropis | jacksmelt | Notropis | shiner | spiny-finned fish

Silversides In Webster's Dictionary

\Sil"ver*sides`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant. Called also {silverside}, {sand smelt}, {friar}, {tailor}, and {tinker}. {Brook silversides} (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water North American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus}) related to the marine silversides.

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