noun, plural silversides.
any of several small fishes of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side, as Menidia menidia, inhabiting the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Also, silverside.

1850–55, Americanism; silver + side1 + -s3 Unabridged


Chiefly British. a rump roast of beef, especially one taken from the crown of the rump.

1810–20; silver + side1 Unabridged
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silverside (ˈsɪlvəˌsaɪd)
1.  (Brit), (NZ) a coarse cut of beef below the aitchbone and above the leg
2.  Also called: silversides any small marine or freshwater teleost fish of the family Atherinidae, related to the grey mullets: includes the jacksmelt

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any of several species of small, slim schooling fish of the family Atherinidae (order Atheriniformes), found in freshwater and along coasts around the world in warm and temperate regions

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Example sentences
Silversides cultured on artificial diets generally had poor growth and survival rates.
Difficult to distinguish from, and often found with, inland silversides and rough silversides.
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