golden shiner

noun

Definition of golden shiner

: a small common cyprinid fish (Notemigonus crysoleucas) of eastern North America having silvery sides with bright golden reflections and often used as bait

Examples of golden shiner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In California rice fields, golden shiner minnows introduced by the project have reduced methane coming off fallowed rice paddies by 64 percent. Moises Velasquez-manoff, Wired, "The Fishy Fix to a Methane-Spewing Crop," 1 Apr. 2020 The top lures have been tube jigs, drop shot rigs tipped with soft plastics or nightcrawlers, golden shiners, leeches and crayfish. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie’s fish of the future have arrived: Aug. 16 Fishing Report," 16 Aug. 2019 Anglers are using a combination of lively golden shiners and frozen emerald shiners, which are still available at some of the tackle shops in the area. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie’s fish of the future have arrived: Aug. 16 Fishing Report," 16 Aug. 2019 Nestled in the northern Wisconsin woods, Peter Lake once brimmed with golden shiners, fatheads and other minnows, which plucked algae-eating fleas from the murky water. Quanta Magazine, "Nature’s Critical Warning System," 18 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of golden shiner

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden shiner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20shiner. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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