Silverfish meaning

sĭlvər-fĭsh
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Any of various fishes having silvery scales, such as a tarpon or silverside.
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Any of various small wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having a silvery body and a three-pronged tail, especially Lepisma saccharina, which feeds on the starchy material in bookbindings, clothing, and food.
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Any of various fishes of a silvery color, as the tarpon or silverside.
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Any of various families of primitive, wingless thysanuran insects with silvery scales, long feelers, and a bristly tail: they thrive in dampness and darkness and are often injurious to books and other paper products.
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Lepisma saccharina, a small wingless insect with silvery scales, a type of bristletail.
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Other similar insects in the order Zygentoma, including:
  • Ctenolepisma lineata, also called four-lined silverfish.
  • Ctenolepisma longicaudata, or the grey silverfish.
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Megalops atlanticus, the Atlantic tarpon, the tarpum.
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The silver fish, Raiamas senegalensis.
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The Antarctic silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum.
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A white variety of the goldfish.
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Origin of silverfish