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silversides

[sil-ver-sahydz] /ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪdz/
noun, plural silversides.
1.
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.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; silver + side1 + -s3

silverside

[sil-ver-sahyd] /ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a rump roast of beef, especially one taken from the crown of the rump.
Origin
1810-20; silver + side1
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Examples from the web for silversides
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for silversides

silverside

/ˈsɪlvəˌsaɪd/
noun
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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Encyclopedia Article for silversides

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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