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1A small, slender, chiefly marine fish with a bright silver line along its sides.
- ‘Groups such as silversides, herrings and anchovies often congregate in feeding shoals numbering in the millions.’
- ‘Populations of Atlantic silversides occur along a latitudinal gradient where northern populations are exposed to lower temperatures and a shorter growing season compared to southern populations.’
- ‘This consists of killifishes, herrings, sardines, gobies, silversides, anchovies small mullets, and lizardfishes to name a few.’
- ‘The latter group includes Atlantic silversides, M. menidia, capelin Mallotus villosus and the mummichog, F. heteroclitus.’
- ‘Inland silversides were particularly common prey of juvenile gar in Lake Texoma, making up 84% of the diet, with gamefishes accounting for less than 1% of the diet.’
2British The upper side of a round of beef from the outside of the leg.
- ‘But how to make good use of the topside, silverside and thick flank was always less well understood.’
- ‘Less expensive cuts such as brisket, silverside or topside have plenty of collagen, a protein present in connective tissues.’
- ‘My roast veal was three rectangular pieces of beast with the grey, gristly flavour of school silverside.’
- ‘The Northern Professor beetled off to buy Rare Breeds postcards, while I went back to the Food Tent for major investments - lobster, boiled this morning, half a chicken halibut, proper sausages, and some bargain silverside.’
- ‘We learn that silverside is the classic cut from the back of the thigh, from the muscles that do all the hard work propelling their owner from one place to another (ie, quite tough).’
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