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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
References in classic literature ?
The chub and the dace and the carp, not to speak of that Chinese pirate the pike, might still look to it, when I came forth armed with rod and line; but for me and my house the trout is henceforth sacred.
The river Avon at Rugby is a slow and not very clear stream, in which chub, dace, roach, and other coarse fish are (or were) plentiful enough, together with a fair sprinkling of small jack, but no fish worth sixpence either for sport or food.
It isn't often that great chub, or any other coarse fish, are in earnest about anything; but just then they were thoroughly bent on feeding, and in half an hour Master Tom had deposited three thumping fellows at the foot of the giant willow.
Stockton's Paul Stainsby continued his excellent run by netting four chub from peg 27 above the Green Field for 9lb 4oz and runner-up spot.
Silver Chub was historically a substantial component of the Lake Erie aquatic community and may play a larger role if its population recovers.
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.