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Definition of 'shiner'

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  1. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: common mackerel Scomber scombrus
  4. any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis

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