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blue catfish

n.
A large bluish freshwater catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of North America and especially the Mississippi River basin, sometimes weighing more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds). Also called blue cat.

blue′ cat′fish


n.
a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, popular as a food fish in the Mississippi River valley.
Also called blue′ cat′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valleyblue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
channel cat, channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
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