- 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.
Origin of silversides
- Chiefly British. a rump roast of beef, especially one taken from the crown of the rump.
Origin of silverside
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In Perdido Bay I have found fresh-water minnows and silversides living together with marine gobies and salt-water eels.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
- British and NZ a coarse cut of beef below the aitchbone and above the leg
- 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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