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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the family Atherinidae, characteristically having a broad silvery band along each side and including the grunion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several small fish, mostly in family Atherinidae (Atheriniformes), that are characterized by bright, silvery scales.
  • n. The upper side of a round of beef.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States

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  • "Be it salmon, skate, gammon or a silverside of beef, the ancient art of bringing something to tenderness by letting it blip and blop in not-quite-boiling water appeals not because of its robustness, but for its gentle tone."
    Eating for England by Nigel Slater, p 209

    March 24, 2010

  • compare to dissimilar silversides

    January 11, 2009

  • (n): a cut of beef from the hindquarter of a cow, just above the leg cut, that gets its name because of the silverwall on the side of the cut.

    January 11, 2009