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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 ?
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.
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.
In came the line, hand under hand, and at the end a big catfish.
Davao City - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is training a community of catfish (hito) growers fight a bullfrog infestation that has threatened their livelihood for months in the industry town of Los Amigos, this city.
Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech is a bitter man after he was catfished on FB and IG by an imposter The catfish, who posed as NRM leader Raila Odinga's son Junior, pounced on the unsuspecting Oliech with a lucrative government tender deal
One example of such a fishery is the channel catfish population of the lower Red River of the North in Manitoba, at the northern extent of the species range.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this week sent a letter to Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging him to delay implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Catfish Inspection Program, which is scheduled to take effect next month, and return all catfish inspections to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Catfish still reigns in Mississippi, and if you doubt it, a visit to Jerry's Catfish House in Florence is in order.
If you just caught a catfish and don't know its name, don't worry.
A fish named "Coco" is at the center of the first genome sequence for any catfish species.
A newly discovered catfish species without eyes and almost colorless skin is officially the namesake of a little girl who likes to follow her dad as he works in the field.
This study was conducted to determine the accumulation of some heavy metals such as Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) in liver, gills and muscles of Catfish (Clarius gariepinus) from three different farms in Sarawak, Malaysia.