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Found 2 items, similar to silverfish.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: silverfish silverfish n 1: silver-gray wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing [syn: Lepisma saccharina] 2: a silvery variety of Carassius auratus [also: silverfishes (pl)]
English → English (gcide) Definition: silverfish Lepisma \Le*pis"ma\ (l[-e]*p[i^]z"m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. le`pisma peel, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A common species (Lepisma saccharina ) is found in houses, and often injures books and furniture; it feeds on starch and eats sized paper and starched clothes. Called also shiner, silverfish, silver witch , silver moth, and furniture bug. [1913 Webster +PJC] Tarpum \Tar"pum\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A very large marine fish (Megapolis Atlanticus) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. It often becomes six or more feet in length, and has large silvery scales. The scales are a staple article of trade, and are used in fancywork. Called also tarpon, sabalo, savanilla, silverfish, and jewfish. [1913 Webster]


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