Notemigonus chrysoleucus
Shiner Shin"er, n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

Has she the shiners, d' ye think? --Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes, belonging to {Notropis}, or {Minnilus}, and allied genera; as the redfin ({Notropis megalops}), and the golden shiner ({Notemigonus chrysoleucus}) of the Eastern United States; also loosely applied to various other silvery fishes, as the dollar fish, or horsefish, menhaden, moonfish, sailor's choice, and the sparada. (d) (Zo["o]l.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug. [1913 Webster]

{Blunt-nosed shiner} (Zo["o]l.), the silver moonfish. [1913 Webster]


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  • Blunt-nosed shiner — Shiner Shin er, n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Has she the shiners, d ye think? Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notropis megalops — Shiner Shin er, n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Has she the shiners, d ye think? Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shiner — Shin er, n. That which shines. Specifically: (a) A luminary. (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Has she the shiners, d ye think? Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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