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1 a bruise caused by a blow to the eye [syn: black eye]
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, Scomber scombrus]
4 any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis

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  • shīn'ə(r), /ˈʃaɪnə(r)/, /"SaIn@(r)/
    Rhymes: -aɪnə(r)


  1. One that shines.
  2. italbrac colloquial A bruised eye.
  3. A silver minnow.



*German: blaues Auge , Veilchen

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