noun. silver-grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing.
- thysanuran insect
- Lepisma saccharina
noun. a silvery variety of Carassius auratus.
- Carassius auratus
Example sentences of the word silverfish
Their love of paper is why it's common to see silverfish scutter away when you move cardboard boxes that have been in storage for a while.
2. Verb, base form
Your home is like a grocery store to silverfish.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Here's what you need to know to keep your home free of silverfish.