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sil·ver·side(sĭl′vər-sīd′) also sil·ver·sides (-sīdz′)
Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the order Atheriniformes, characteristically having a broad silvery band along each side and including the grunion.
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n., pl. -sides.
any small fish of the worldwide family Atherinidae, having a silvery sheen, as Menidia menidia.
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|Noun||1.||silversides - small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States|
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
|2.||silversides - the common North American shiner |
shiner - any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
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