from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small marine fish of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along the sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small marine fish of the family Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species (Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species (Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt. See silversides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the genus Atherina; a sand-smelt.


From Ancient Greek ἀθερίνη (atherinē, "a kind of smelt"). (Wiktionary)


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