noun, plural (especially collectively) sil·ver·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sil·ver·fish·es.
- silverius, saint,
Origin of silverfish
Examples from the Web for silverfish
A silverfish then raised its head beside that of the goldfish, and a moment later a bronzefish lifted its head beside the others.
The one who had been a silverfish had snow-white hair of the finest texture and deep brown eyes.
"All we ask is that you obey our instructions," returned the silverfish.
Rapid fire legs sidestep the etchings of industrious ants while silverfish are the boatmen trouncing human oars.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
noun plural -fish or -fishes
1703, in reference to various types of silver-colored fish (cf. German Silberfisch, Dutch zilvervisch); from silver + fish (n.). In reference to a type of household insect damaging to books, wallpaper, etc. (also known as silvertail and furniture-bug), it is attested from 1855.