silverfish

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noun sil·ver·fish \ˈsil-vər-ˌfish\

Definition of silverfish

  1. 1 :  any of various silvery fishes (such as a tarpon or silverside)

  2. 2 :  any of various small wingless insects (order Thysanura); especially :  one (Lepisma saccharina) found in houses and sometimes injurious especially to sized papers or starched clothes

1703

First Known Use of silverfish

1703


SILVERFISH Defined for English Language Learners

silverfish

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noun sil·ver·fish \ˈsil-vər-ˌfish\

Definition of silverfish for English Language Learners

  • : a small silver-colored insect that does not have wings and that lives inside houses


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