Menidia notata
Silversides Sil"ver*sides`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Brook silversides} (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water North American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus}) related to the marine silversides. [1913 Webster]


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  • Menidia notata — Atherine Ath er*ine, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of smelt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ({Atherina presbyter}) is used as food. The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silversides — noun 1. the common North American shiner • Syn: ↑common shiner, ↑Notropis cornutus • Hypernyms: ↑shiner • Member Holonyms: ↑Notropis, ↑genus Notropis 2. small fishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Atherina presbyter — Atherine Ath er*ine, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of smelt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ({Atherina presbyter}) is used as food. The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atherine — Ath er*ine, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of smelt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ({Atherina presbyter}) is used as food. The American species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brook silversides — Silversides Sil ver*sides , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • friar — Silversides Sil ver*sides , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labadesthes sicculus — Silversides Sil ver*sides , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand smelt — Silversides Sil ver*sides , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand smelt — Atherine Ath er*ine, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of smelt.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species ({Atherina presbyter}) is used as food. The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silverside — Silversides Sil ver*sides , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family {Atherinid[ae]}, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia notata}) is very abundant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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