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 for silversides
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Silversides \Sil"ver*sides`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of small fishes of the family
     Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side of the
     body. The common species of the American coast ({Menidia
     notata) is very abundant. Called also silverside, sand
     smelt, friar, tailor, and tinker.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Brook silversides (Zool.), a small fresh-water North
        American fish ({Labadesthes sicculus) related to the
        marine silversides.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atherine \Ath"er*ine\, n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. ? a kind of
     smelt.] (Zool.)
     A small marine fish of the family Atherinid[ae], having a
     silvery stripe along the sides. The European species
     ({Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species
     ({Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt.
     See Silversides.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  silversides
      n 1: small fishes having a silver stripe along each side;
           abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
           [syn: silversides, silverside]
      2: the common North American shiner [syn: common shiner,
         silversides, Notropis cornutus]

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