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chub 1

 (chŭb)
n. pl. chub or chubs
1. Any of various usually stout-bodied freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, especially a Eurasian species, Leuciscus cephalus.
2. Any of various other fishes, such as several freshwater whitefishes of the genus Coregonus or various marine fishes of the family Kyphosidae.

[Middle English chubbe.]

chub 2

 (chŭb)
n.
A hermetically sealed plastic tube used for packaging products such as ground meat or caulk.

[Perhaps back-formation from chubby.]

chub

(tʃʌb)
n, pl chub or chubs
1. (Animals) a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
2. (Animals) any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows
[C15: of unknown origin]

chub

(tʃʌb)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) chub, (esp. for kinds or species) chubs.
1. a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Leuciscus cephalus, having a thick body.
2. any of various related fishes.
3. any of several unrelated American fishes, esp. the tautog and whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes.
[1400–50; late Middle English chubbe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chub - European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped bodychub - European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
genus Leuciscus, Leuciscus - a genus of fish including: dace, chub
Translations

chub

[tʃʌb] N (chub or chubs (pl)) → cacho m

chub

n pl <-> → Döbel m, → Aitel m

chub

[tʃʌb] ncavedano
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The chub (Squalius cephalus) belong to Cyprinidae family, which includes the most common species in Anatolian freshwaters.
The traditional chub packaging has not been modified for a long time, so this is the first major change to the packaging in years.
While there have been several researches on growth and reproductive characters of chub living lakes, dam lakes, and rivers in Turkey (Ekmekci, 1996; Kalkan et al.
The Mimbres basin is the only place in the United States where the Chihuahua chub occurs.
The Shoal Chub is listed as Speckled Chub Macryhybopsis aestivalis in Smith (1979) and by current Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) distribution maps and reports (Metzke et al.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the chub was found in a trap net during fisheries monitoring in mid-October.
Key words: Alvord Chub, capture probabilities, desert, desiccation, fragmentation, grazing, mark-recapture, normative fishes, Siphateles alvordensis, water withdrawals
Three chub to over 4lb and 89 dace made up Bob Wright's winning 20lb 7oz in the Birchgrove (Cardiff) AS Pairs Cup match on the upper River Wye and, with his match partner, Clive Hill in third place with 10lb 10oz, the duo carried off the trophy.
From peg 52 on the water above Croft bridge, Darlington's Jim Johnson fished stick float and caster to tempt five chub for a winning 18lb 6oz.
Elsewhere on the rivers, chub have been providing sport, and at Dinsdale opposite Middleton One Row on the Tees, oxheart has been working well and producing fish to 3lb 8oz.
The Nick Gretton Memorial at Linley was a case in point, attracting 40 anglers, and it produced the best match weight of the season on the big river in the shape of a superb 88-12-0 bag of barbel and chub to Tony Peploe, who fished 6mm banded pellet on the feeder from peg 47.