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golden shiner

noun
1.
a small, silvery freshwater minnow, Notemigonus crysoleucas, native to eastern North America and introduced into western North America: often used as live bait in sport fishing.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • golden shiner record falls for second time in one month.
  • Also similar in appearance to the golden shiner, however golden shiner fins are yellow.
  • Rudd closely resemble a common baitfish, the golden shiner, and show similarities to goldfish.
  • The pond has a higher than average golden shiner forage base.

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