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 shiner shiner

noun

  • any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis  ( shiner )
    any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis
  • important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales  ( common mackerel, Scomber scombrus, shiner )
    important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales
  • something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)  ( shiner )
    something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)
  • a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye  ( mouse, shiner, black eye )
    a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye


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