silverside

noun
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

Examples of silverside in a Sentence

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, 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, 19 Nov. 2019 Horton posted a photograph of a trap with a banner catch of silversides on Facebook. C.j. Chivers, Popular Mechanics, 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, 25 Mar. 2018 Fresh squid and or silversides (spearing) have also been producing. Hartford Courant, courant.com, 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of silverside

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Silverside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silverside. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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