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    • a tiny marine seafood regarding the household Atherinidae,…
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  • noun:
    • a tiny marine seafood regarding the household Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe across the edges.
    • a little marine fish of this family members Atherinidæ, having a silvery stripe across the sides. The European types (Atherina presbyter) is used as meals. The American types (Menidia notata) is known as silversides and sand smelt. See silversides.
    • A fish associated with genus Atherina; a sand-smelt.
    • A small marine seafood for the household Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe across the edges.
    • A small marine fish of the family Atherinidæ, 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.
    • A fish associated with genus Atherina; a sand-smelt.
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