Definition of Silverfish

1. Noun. Silver-grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing.

Exact synonyms: Lepisma Saccharina
Generic synonyms: Thysanuran Insect, Thysanuron
Group relationships: Genus Lepisma, Lepisma



2. Noun. A silvery variety of Carassius auratus.
Generic synonyms: Carassius Auratus, Goldfish

Definition of Silverfish

1. n. The tarpum.

Definition of Silverfish

1. Noun. A small wingless insect with silvery scales, a type of bristletail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silverfish

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Medical Definition of Silverfish

1. The tarpum. A white variety of the goldfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silverfish

silverbell tree
silverbells
silverberries
silverberry
silverbill
silverbills
silverboom
silverbush
silvered
silverer
silverers
silvereye
silvereyes
silverfin
silverfins
silverfish (current term)
silverfishes
silverier
silveriest
silverily
silveriness
silverinesses
silvering
silverings
silverish
silverization
silverize
silverized
silverizes
silverizing

Literary usage of Silverfish

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1. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"We put three each of goldfish, silverfish, sunfish, and mud minnows in ... Concerning the best kind of fish for our purpose we should recommend silverfish. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1892)
"The other day I bought a large iron-tipped aquarium, and I also bought with it some lizards, some goldfish (which die very easily), some silverfish, ..."

3. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"Miscellaneous Household Insects The silverfish or Fish-Moth (Lepisma saccharalis or domestica) is an insect ... 575 -Adult silverfish White ants or Termites ..."

4. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"Miscellaneous Household Insects The silverfish or Fish-Moth (Lepisma saccharalis ... Adult silverfish, Trr, .. ™ . ,r about two and one-fourth White ants or ..."

5. Southern Africa: A Geography and Natural History of the Country, Colonies by Francis [Patrick] Flemyng (1856)
"Superficially examined, it bears some resemblance to the Cape silverfish, ... (silverfish.) Body oblong ; eyes large ; mouth of a moderate size ; teeth like ..."

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