noun, plural (especially collectively) silverfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) silverfishes.
a white or silvery goldfish, Carassius auratus.
any of various other silvery fishes, as the tarpon, silversides, or shiner.
a wingless, silvery-gray thysanuran insect, Lepisma saccharina, that feeds on starch, damaging books, wallpaper, etc.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a silver variety of the goldfish Carassius auratus
any of various other silvery fishes, such as the moonfish Monodactylus argenteus
any of various small primitive wingless insects of the genus Lepisma, esp L. saccharina, that have long antennae and tail appendages and occur in buildings, feeding on food scraps, bookbindings, etc: order Thysanura (bristletails)
noun 1. an alcoholic drink made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and egg white.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow or brownish, crystalline, water-soluble, hygroscopic solid, AgF, used chiefly as an antiseptic and disinfectant.
noun 1. silver or silver-colored metal in foil form.
- Silver-fork deformity
silver-fork deformity n. A deformity seen in Colles’ fracture in which the wrist or forearm has a curve like that of the back of a fork.