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)


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