silverside

noun
sil·ver·side | \ˈsil-vər-ˌsīd \

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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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, courant.com, "Fishing report," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of silverside

1820, in the meaning defined above

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