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silverfish (n.)

1703, in reference to various types of silver-colored fish (similar formation in German Silberfisch, Dutch zilvervisch); from silver (adj.) + fish (n.). In reference to a type of household insect damaging to books, wallpaper, etc. (also known as silvertail and furniture-bug), it is attested from 1855.

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Definitions of silverfish from WordNet

silverfish (n.)
silver-grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing;
Synonyms: Lepisma saccharina
silverfish (n.)
a silvery variety of Carassius auratus;
From wordnet.princeton.edu