- /shuy"neuhr/, n.1. a person or thing that shines.3. any of various small American freshwater fishes having glistening scales, esp. a minnow.4. any of various silvery, marine fishes, as the menhaden or butterfish.5. a defect in silk or synthetic filament or fabric, produced either in the process of winding or as a result of shuttle friction and appearing on fabric as a shiny streak.[1350-1400; 1900-05 for def. 2; ME; see SHINE1, -ER1]
* * *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.
* * *any of several small North American fishes of the minnow (q.v.) group.
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