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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: silverfishes(0.01479 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to silverfishes.
English → English (WordNet)
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)]
See silverfish English → English (gcide)
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.