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Noun: shiner  shI-nu(r)
  1. [informal] A swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    - 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
    - common mackerel, Scomber scombrus
  4. Any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis

Derived forms: shiners

Type of: article, bruise, contusion, cyprinid, cyprinid fish, mackerel, object, physical object

Part of: genus Scomber, Scomber

Encyclopedia: Shiner, TX