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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Atherine  \Ath"er*ine\,  n.  [NL.  atherina,  fr  Gr  ?  a  kind  of 
  smelt.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  marine  fish  of  the  family  {Atherinid[ae]},  having  a 
  silvery  stripe  along  the  sides.  The  European  species 
  ({Atherina  presbyter})  is  used  as  food.  The  American  species 
  ({Menidia  notata})  is  called  {silversides}  and  {sand  smelt}. 
  See  {Silversides}.