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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A variety of Carassius auratus; Wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing.

Usage examples (34)
  • February 20, 2006 2: 03 PM lil ms d said ... silverfish is another place i spend way too much money at ...
  • Among the many arthropods we willingly share our home with are the so-called silverfish of the order Thysanura.
  • Often misidentified for a silverfish is the common house centipede, a house-dwelling arthropod that exhibits rapid, fluid movement instead.
  • Let that pesky silverfish run under the floorboard. for more
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