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An edible freshwater catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) of North America, having spots on the side and long barbels. Also called channel cat.
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a freshwater food fish of the central U.S., Ictalurus punctatus.Also called chan′nel cat`.
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|Noun||1.||channel catfish - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States|
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
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