Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silverfish, sandsmelt, or atherine; any percesocine fish of the family Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe along the sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a small fresh-water North American fish (Labadesthes sicculus) related to the marine silversides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of silverside.

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

  • noun small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
  • noun the common North American shiner

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Examples

  • In New Jersey, what most of the world calls silversides or smelt, we call spearing.

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  • In New Jersey, what most of the world calls silversides or smelt, we call spearing.

    How do you know if fish are enjoying themselves?

  • In New Jersey, what most of the world calls silversides or smelt, we call spearing.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • In New Jersey, what most of the world calls silversides or smelt, we call spearing.

    How do you know the fishes are enjoying themselves?

  • 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.

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  • The top photo is from NOAA collection; the silversides drawing is by H.

    How do you know the fishes are enjoying themselves?

  • 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.

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • 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.

    How do you know if fish are enjoying themselves?

  • These species include several live-bearing fishes in the family Goodeidae and a number of silversides in the endemic Mexican genus Chirostoma.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • 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.

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