• WordNet 3.6
    • n Atherinopsis a genus of Atherinidae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n atherinopsis A genus of silversides of the family Atherinidæ, found on the coast of California. A. californiensis reaches a length of 18 inches and is highly valued as a food-fish. It is known in the markets as blue smelt, although it has little in common with the true smelt.
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