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Definition of SHINER

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Shiner \Shin"er\, n.
     That which shines. Specifically:
     (a) A luminary.
     (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang]
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               Has she the shiners, d' ye think?    --Foote. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] (c) (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes, belonging to {Notropis}, or {Minnilus}, and allied genera; as the redfin ({Notropis megalops}), and the golden shiner ({Notemigonus chrysoleucus}) of the Eastern United States; also loosely applied to various other silvery fishes, as the dollar fish, or horsefish, menhaden, moonfish, sailor's choice, and the sparada. (d) (Zool.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug. [1913 Webster]

     {Blunt-nosed shiner} (Zool.), the silver moonfish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sparada \Spar"a*da\, n. (Zool.)
     A small California surf fish ({Micrometrus aggregatus}); -- called also {shiner}. [1913 Webster]

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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.] (Zool.) 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Redfin \Red"fin`\ (-f?n`), n. (Zool.)
     A small North American dace ({Minnilus cornutus}, or {Notropis megalops}). The male, in the breeding season, has bright red fins. Called also {red dace}, and {shiner}. Applied also to {Notropis ardens}, of the Mississippi valley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fallfish \Fall"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     A fresh-water fish of the United States ({Semotilus bullaris}); -- called also {silver chub}, and {Shiner}. The name is also applied to other allied species. [1913 Webster]
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