shiner

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shin·er

noun \ˈshī-nər\

Definition of SHINER

1
:  one that shines
2
:  a silvery fish; especially :  any of numerous small freshwater American cyprinid fishes (especially genus Notropis) — compare golden shiner
3
:  black eye 1

Examples of SHINER

  1. He got a shiner during a fight at school.

First Known Use of SHINER

14th century

shin·er

noun \ˈshī-nər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SHINER

shiner

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several small freshwater fishes (genera Notemigonus and Notropis, family Cyprinidae). The common shiner (Notropis cornutus) is a blue and silver minnow up to 8 in. (20 cm) long. The golden shiner (Notemigonus cryseleucas), sometimes called the American roach, is a greenish and golden minnow, about 12 in. (30 cm) long and weighing 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg). It is edible and valuable as bait.

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