Meaning of SHINER in English


Any of several small freshwater fishes (genera Notemigonus and Notropis , family Cyprinidae).

The common shiner ( Notropis cornutus ) is a blue and silver minnow up to 8 in. (20 cm) long. The golden shiner ( Notemigonus cryseleucas ), sometimes called the American roach , is a greenish and golden minnow, about 12 in. (30 cm) long and weighing 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg). It is edible and valuable as bait.

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