silver, noun

silvers, or unchanged.
Elliptical for silver-fish (sense 1).
1960 J. Cope Tame Ox 40The trawlers came in from the deep sea loaded..with stock-fish, not to mention soles, silver, gurnet, kingklip, [etc.].
1977 Darling 8 June 118The best fish to ask for at the coast are the following:..silvers or doppies, which tend to be full of bones but have a delicate flavour.
Elliptical for silver-fish (1).
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