silversides

silversides
noun
1. the common North American shiner
Hypernyms: ↑shiner
Member Holonyms: ↑Notropis, ↑genus Notropis
2. small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
Syn: ↑silverside
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Member Holonyms: ↑Atherinidae, ↑family Atherinidae

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ sīdz\ noun plural but singular or plural in construction (also silverside \\-d\)
Etymology: silver (II) + sides, side
1. : any of various small fishes of the family Atherinidae that have a silvery stripe along each side of the body and are related to the gray mullets; especially : a fish (Menidia notata) that is very abundant on the American Atlantic coast
2. : any of various freshwater minnows of Notropis and related genera

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/sil"veuhr suydz'/, n., pl. silversides.
any of several small fishes of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side, as Menidia menidia, inhabiting the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Also, silverside.
[1850-55, Amer.; SILVER + SIDE1 + -S3]

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silˈversides singular noun
Any small fish of the family Atherinidae, eg Atherina presbyter, the sand smelt
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Main Entry:silver

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  • Silversides — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silversides — Atherine Ath er*ine, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of smelt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ({Atherina presbyter}) is used as food. The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silversides — /sil veuhr suydz /, n., pl. silversides. any of several small fishes of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side, as Menidia menidia, inhabiting the Atlantic coast of the U.S. Also, silverside. [1850 55, Amer.; SILVER +… …   Universalium

  • silversides — paprastosios aterinos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Atherina angl. atherines; sand smelts; silversides rus. атерины ryšiai: platesnis terminas – aterininės siauresnis terminas – atlantinė aterina… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silversides — aterininės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas šeima apibrėžtis Vandenynų atogrąžų, paatogrąžio, iš dalies vidutinės platumos, priekrantės. Yra gėlavandenių rūšių. silversides30 genčių, per 150 rūšių. Kūno ilgis – iki 10–50 cm.… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silversides — aterinžuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas būrys atitikmenys: lot. Atheriniformes angl. silversides rus. атеринообразные ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulinės žuvys siauresnis terminas – aterininės siauresnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silversides — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1851 silverside …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • silversides — n. rump of roast beef (British); any of several species of small fish from the family Atherinidae (characterized by silver stripes on each side) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • silversides — sil•ver•sides [[t]ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪdz[/t]] n. pl. sides ich any small fish of the worldwide family Atherinidae, having a silvery sheen, as Menidia menidia[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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