Electric cat

(Zool.) one of three or more large species of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M. electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical organ and are able to give powerful shocks; - called also sheathfish.

See also: Electric

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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