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7 definitions found
 for Shiner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shiner \Shin"er\, n.
     That which shines. Specifically:
     (a) A luminary.
     (b) A bright piece of money. [Slang]
         [1913 Webster]
  
               Has she the shiners, d' ye think?    --Foote.
         [1913 Webster]
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     (c) (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater
         American cyprinoid fishes, belonging to Notropis, or
         Minnilus, and allied genera; as the redfin ({Notropis
         megalops), and the golden shiner ({Notemigonus
         chrysoleucus) of the Eastern United States; also loosely
         applied to various other silvery fishes, as the dollar
         fish, or horsefish, menhaden, moonfish, sailor's choice,
         and the sparada.
     (d) (Zool.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.
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     Blunt-nosed shiner (Zool.), the silver moonfish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sparada \Spar"a*da\, n. (Zool.)
     A small California surf fish ({Micrometrus aggregatus); --
     called also shiner.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lepisma \Le*pis"ma\ (l[-e]*p[i^]z"m[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr.
     le`pisma peel, fr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale.] (Zool.)
     A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated
     flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by
     seven unequal bristles. A common species ({Lepisma
     saccharina) is found in houses, and often injures books and
     furniture; it feeds on starch and eats sized paper and
     starched clothes. Called also shiner, silverfish, silver
     witch, silver moth, and furniture bug.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redfin \Red"fin`\ (-f?n`), n. (Zool.)
     A small North American dace ({Minnilus cornutus, or
     Notropis megalops). The male, in the breeding season, has
     bright red fins. Called also red dace, and shiner.
     Applied also to Notropis ardens, of the Mississippi valley.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fallfish \Fall"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     A fresh-water fish of the United States ({Semotilus
     bullaris); -- called also silver chub, and Shiner. The
     name is also applied to other allied species.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shiner
      n 1: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye [syn:
           shiner, black eye, mouse]
      2: something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)
      3: important food fish of the northern Atlantic and
         Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and
         small if any scales [syn: common mackerel, shiner,
         Scomber scombrus]
      4: any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes
         especially of the genus Notropis

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Shiner, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    2070
     Housing Units (2000): 1016
     Land area (2000):     2.435706 sq. miles (6.308450 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.007164 sq. miles (0.018554 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.442870 sq. miles (6.327004 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            67640
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             29.430856 N, 97.172115 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     77984
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Shiner, TX
      Shiner
  

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