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cat·fish

 (kăt′fĭsh′)
n. pl. catfish or cat·fish·es
Any of numerous scaleless, chiefly freshwater fishes of the order Siluriformes, characteristically having whiskerlike barbels extending from the upper jaw. Also called regionally mud cat.

catfish

(ˈkætˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any of numerous mainly freshwater teleost fishes having whisker-like barbels around the mouth, esp the silurids of Europe and Asia and the horned pouts of North America
2. (Animals) another name for wolffish

cat•fish

(ˈkætˌfɪʃ)

n. pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of numerous scaleless fishes of the order Siluriformes, with barbels around the mouth resembling cat's whiskers.
[1605–15]

cat·fish

(kăt′fĭsh′)
Any of numerous scaleless, usually freshwater fish having whisker-like feelers on the upper jaw.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catfish - flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United Statescatfish - flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
freshwater fish - flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
2.catfish - large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas - type genus of the Anarhichadidae
3.catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouthcatfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
order Siluriformes, Siluriformes - an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes
silurid, silurid fish - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin
bullhead catfish, bullhead - any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
channel cat, channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
flathead catfish, goujon, Pylodictus olivaris, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish, mudcat - large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
armored catfish - South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates
sea catfish - any of numerous marine fishes most of which are mouthbreeders; not used for food
Translations
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catfish

[ˈkætfɪʃ] N (catfish or catfishes (pl)) → siluro m, bagre m

catfish

[ˈkætfɪʃ] npoisson-chat mcat flap nchatière fcat food nnourriture f pour chats

cat

(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.
References in classic literature ?
Joe had not had time to get impatient before they were back again with some handsome bass, a couple of sun-perch and a small catfish -- provisions enough for quite a family.
By the time we've been in eight saloons he don't care whether the thing on the end of his line is a dog or a catfish.
In came the line, hand under hand, and at the end a big catfish.
Scientists are also using ultrasound technology to measure the size of muscle in a live catfish for estimating fillet yield.
Juvenile and adult blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus (Lesueur), and juvenile channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque), far outnumbered other species.
Shrimp , salmon, tuna, and catfish make up 50%-60% of total seafood consumption in the US.
catfish production is one of the largest aquaculture industries in the world and is the dominant, and most successful, sector of the industry in the U.
For the catfish, in a medium saute pan, heat the oil and garlic over medium heat.
Mekong giant catfish are normally only ready to breed at the age of 15 to 17 or when they reach more than 50 kg in size.
Infrared photography has revealed that European catfish can stalk prey by tracking underwater wakes much as hunters on land follow footprints.
24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from seven land-grant universities are working together to develop technology that helps catfish farmers meet rising consumer demand for catfish.
And it's home to Catfish And The Bottlemen, a stunning young guitar band who came from all over the world to congregate in Carnarfonshire.