Pronunciation: (sil'vur-fish"),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)-fish,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)-fish•es. 1. a white or silvery goldfish, Carassius auratus. 2. any of various other silvery fishes, as the tarpon, silversides, or shiner.
3. a wingless, silvery-gray thysanuran insect, Lepisma saccharina, that feeds on starch, damaging books, wallpaper, etc.