Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small North American freshwater cyprinoid fish (Notropis whipplei).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minnow of the genus Notropis, as N. whipplei, of the fresh waters of North America.

Etymologies

silver +‎ fin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Officials have enlisted Louisiana chef Philippe Parola, who's become a national advocate for the fish he calls silverfin.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In an effort to combat the Asian carp, some chefs have suggested that we call them "silverfin" and start eating them.

    American Chronicle

  • "A cross between scallops and crabmeat," declared Philippe Parola, a noted seafood chef whose new recipes include silverfin almondine.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Parola, along with Chef Cullen Lord of Fleming's Restaurant and Darryl Rivere of A la Carte Food, stepped in with recipes like silverfin cakes and silverfin almondine.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • The state recently approved preliminary rules for the harvesting of silverfin.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • It's a relatively new species that competes with other fish for food and poses a risk to boaters since silverfin, which weigh as much as 30 pounds each, can jump out of the water.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • The fish are being marketed as silverfin, the name it was given in a marketing plan developed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • The campaign for silverfin is "dramatically different," he said, because the fish doesn't resemble an overgrown rat.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • For state officials, creating a silverfin market is a biological win as well.

    New Orleans CityBusiness

  • The Asian carp - wait, the silverfin - may be a different story.

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