Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silverfish, sandsmelt, or atherine; any percesocine fish of the family Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The most abundant species along the Atlantic coast of the United States is Menidia notata, also called friar, tailor, and tinker, 5 inches long, of a transparent greenish color with silver band. The brook-silversides is a graceful little fresh-water fish. Labidesthes sicculus, 3½ inches long, of ponds and streams from New York and Michigan to the Mississippi valley (see
- n. Plural form of silverside.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family
Atherinidæ, 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.
- n. small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
- n. the common North American shiner
“In New Jersey, what most of the world calls silversides or smelt, we call spearing.”
“As in other island hotspots, there are two distinct groups of freshwater fishes in the Caribbean: on smaller and younger islands, most fish are species that are widespread in marine waters but also enter freshwater to some degree, while on the larger and older islands of the Greater Antilles, there are several groups that occupy inland waters, including gars, killifishes, silversides and cichlids.”
“These species include several live-bearing fishes in the family Goodeidae and a number of silversides in the endemic Mexican genus Chirostoma.”
“The top photo is from NOAA collection; the silversides drawing is by H.”
“I even admit to thinking that some fish are just playing after on many different occasions watching Atlantic silversides Menidia menidia jumping over floating twigs over and over again.”
“The most abundant fish in the salt marsh channels are mummichogs and silversides.”
“Some of the common resident species in the creeks throughout the year include smaller fish like mummichogs, killifish, sheepshead minnows, blennies, gobies, and silversides.”
“Smaller versions are great forimitating sand eels, peanut bunker, and silversides.”
“Keep a box of flies with you in various sizes to imitate little sandeels, bay anchovies, peanut bunker, and silversides.”
“One of them is when she says I'd open my eyes underwater, (the predictable part) watch the silversides skimming my cheek (the surprise).”
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