Ath"er*ine (#), n. [NL. atherina, fr. Gr. a kind of smelt.] Zool.
A small marine fish of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along the sides. The European species (Atherina presbyter) is used as food. The American species (Menidia notata) is called silversides and sand smelt. See Silversides.
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