Silver perch
Silver Sil"ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. ``Silver hair.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Others, on silver lakes and rivers, bathed Their downy breast. --Milton. [1913 Webster] (b) Precious; costly. (c) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear. ``Silver voices.'' --Spenser. (d) Sweet; gentle; peaceful. ``Silver slumber.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{American silver fir} (Bot.), the balsam fir. See under {Balsam}.

{Silver age} (Roman Lit.), the latter part (a. d. 14-180) of the classical period of Latinity, -- the time of writers of inferior purity of language, as compared with those of the previous golden age, so-called.

{Silver-bell tree} (Bot.), an American shrub or small tree ({Halesia tetraptera}) with white bell-shaped flowers in clusters or racemes; the snowdrop tree.

{Silver bush} (Bot.), a shrubby leguminous plant ({Anthyllis Barba-Jovis}) of Southern Europe, having silvery foliage.

{Silver chub} (Zo["o]l.), the fallfish.

{Silver eel}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The cutlass fish. (b) A pale variety of the common eel.

{Silver fir} (Bot.), a coniferous tree ({Abies pectinata}) found in mountainous districts in the middle and south of Europe, where it often grows to the height of 100 or 150 feet. It yields Burgundy pitch and Strasburg turpentine.

{Silver foil}, foil made of silver.

{Silver fox} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the common fox ({Vulpes vulpes}, variety {argenteus}) found in the northern parts of Asia, Europe, and America. Its fur is nearly black, with silvery tips, and is highly valued. Called also {black fox}, and {silver-gray fox}.

{Silver gar}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Billfish} (a) .

{Silver grain} (Bot.), the lines or narrow plates of cellular tissue which pass from the pith to the bark of an exogenous stem; the medullary rays. In the wood of the oak they are much larger than in that of the beech, maple, pine, cherry, etc.

{Silver grebe} (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver. See Illust. under {Diver}.

{Silver hake} (Zo["o]l.), the American whiting.

{Silver leaf}, leaves or sheets made of silver beaten very thin.

{Silver lunge} (Zo["o]l.), the namaycush.

{Silver moonfish}.(Zo["o]l.) See {Moonfish} (b) .

{Silver moth} (Zo["o]l.), a lepisma.

{Silver owl} (Zo["o]l.), the barn owl.

{Silver perch} (Zo["o]l.), the mademoiselle, 2.

{Silver pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of beautiful crested and long-tailed Asiatic pheasants, of the genus {Euplocamus}. They have the tail and more or less of the upper parts silvery white. The most common species ({E. nychtemerus}) is native of China.

{Silver plate}, domestic utensils made of silver.

{Silver steel}, an alloy of steel with a very small proportion of silver.

{Silver stick}, a title given to the title field officer of the Life Guards when on duty at the palace. [Eng.] --Thackeray.

{Silver tree} (Bot.), a South African tree ({Leucadendron argenteum}) with long, silvery, silky leaves.

{Silver trout}, (Zo["o]l.) See {Trout}.

{Silver wedding}. See under {Wedding}.

{Silver whiting} (Zo["o]l.), a marine sci[ae]noid food fish ({Menticirrus littoralis}) native of the Southern United States; -- called also {surf whiting}.

{Silver witch} (Zo["o]l.), A lepisma. [1913 Webster]


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  • Silver perch — Perch Perch (p[ e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe rkh; cf. perkno s dark colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any fresh water fish of the genus Perca and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver perch — ☆ silver perch n. 1. a common drum fish (Bairdiella chrysoura) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., with a silvery body and yellow fins 2. any of various silvery, perchlike fishes …   English World dictionary

  • Silver Perch — Taxobox name = Silver Perch status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Terapontidae genus = Bidyanus species = B. bidyanus binomial = Bidyanus bidyanus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • silver perch — noun 1. small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico • Syn: ↑mademoiselle, ↑Bairdiella chrysoura • Hypernyms: ↑drum, ↑drumfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Bairdiella …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver perch — /sɪlvə ˈpɜtʃ/ (say silvuh perch) noun (plural silver perch or silver perches) a medium sized freshwater fish, Bidyanus bidyanus, found in the warmer waters of the Murray Darling river system; Murray perch. Usage: For variation in the plural… …   Australian English dictionary

  • silver perch — sidabrinis dryžasis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Morone americana angl. narrow mouthed bass; silver perch; white perch rus. белый американский лаврак ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dryžieji… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — sidabrinis smėlinis krokeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Bardiella chrysoura angl. silver croaker; silver perch rus. песчаный горбыль; ронка; серебристая бэрдиелла ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — Mademoiselle Ma de*moi selle , n.; pl. {Mesdemoiselles}. [F., fr. ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle young lady. See {Damsel}.] 1. A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. Goldsmith. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver perch — išsprogtakis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyperprosopon argenteum angl. China pompano; silver perch; wall eyed surfperch rus. серебристая пучеглазая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — berberinis sidabrapilvis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Leiognathus berbis angl. berber pony fish; pony fish; silver perch; slipmouth rus. берберийская сребробрюшка; берберийский лиогнат… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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