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. 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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  • 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 …   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

  • 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 …   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

  • 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

  • tailor — 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

  • tinker — 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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