Silverfish Definition

sĭlvər-fĭsh
silverfishes
noun
silverfishes
Any of various fishes of a silvery color, as the tarpon or silverside.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
Other similar insects in the order Zygentoma, including:
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The Antarctic silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum.
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A white variety of the goldfish.

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Synonyms:
  • Lepisma saccharina
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silverfish
Plural:
silverfishes

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