sil·​ver·​side | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌsīd How to pronounce silverside (audio) \

Definition of silverside

: any of various small chiefly marine bony fishes (family Atherinidae) with a silvery stripe along each side of the body

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Recent Examples on the Web Gilboa was joined by aquarist Ethan Valfre, 40, who divided up raw, white shrimp, Atlantic silverside, tiny orange krill and cubes of fishmeal into buckets. James T. Bartlett, Los Angeles Times, "In coronavirus lockdown, Union Station’s aquarium loses its fans but not its keepers," 6 May 2020 Research will focus on the impact of tiny plastics on an estuary fish called the inland silversides and on oyster larvae off the Oregon coast. USA TODAY, "Nativity on the run, ‘Bag O’Slag,’ kapu aloha: News from around our 50 states," 19 Nov. 2019 Horton posted a photograph of a trap with a banner catch of silversides on Facebook. C.j. Chivers, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Man Glassblowing These Gorgeous Retro Fishing Lures," 26 Apr. 2016 Other species—Atlantic cod and silverside, corals, larger phytoplankton—are not projected to fare as well in a more acidic ocean, and biodiversity as a whole will almost certainly be diminished. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Herring could actually benefit from ocean acidification," 25 Mar. 2018 Fresh squid and or silversides (spearing) have also been producing. Hartford Courant,, "Fishing report," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of silverside

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Silverside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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