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silversides

[ sil-ver-sahydz ]
/ ˈsɪl vərˌsaɪdz /
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noun, plural sil·ver·sides.

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.

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Origin of silversides

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; silver + side1 + -s3
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