Definition of Silversides

1. Noun. Small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Exact synonyms: Silverside
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish
Group relationships: Atherinidae, Family Atherinidae
Specialized synonyms: Atherinopsis Californiensis, Jacksmelt



2. Noun. The common North American shiner.
Exact synonyms: Common Shiner, Notropis Cornutus
Generic synonyms: Shiner
Group relationships: Genus Notropis, Notropis

Definition of Silversides

1. n. 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.

Definition of Silversides

1. Noun. (plural of silverside) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silversides

1. silverside [n] - See also: silverside

Medical Definition of Silversides

1. Any one of several species of small fishes of the family Atherinidae, 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. Brook silversides, a small fresh water North American fish (Labadesthes sicculus) related to the marine silversides. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silversides

silverizing
silverleaf nightshade
silverless
silverlike
silverling
silverlings
silverly
silvern
silverplate
silverplated
silverpoint
silverpoints
silverrod
silvers
silverside
silversides (current term)
silverskin
silverskin onion
silverskins
silversmith
silversmithies
silversmithing
silversmithings
silversmiths
silversmithy
silverspot
silverspots
silversword
silverswords
silvertip

Literary usage of Silversides

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... THE silversides are interesting carnivorous fishes, mostly of small size, living in great schools near the shore in temperate and tropical seas; ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"LAKE silversides. See SILVER- SIDES. LAKE STATE. The, a popular name given to Michigan. Its- shores are watered by lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"LAKE silversides. See SILVER- SIDES. LAKE STATE, The, a popular name given to Michigan. Its- shores are watered by lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie. ..."

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