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sil•ver•fish



Pronunciation: (sil'vur-fish"), [key]
n.,
pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.

1. a white or silvery goldfish, Carassius auratus.
2. any of various other silvery fishes, as the tarpon, silversides, or shiner.
3. a wingless, silvery-gray thysanuran insect, Lepisma saccharina, that feeds on starch, damaging books, wallpaper, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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