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Any of various freshwater catfishes of the family Siluridae of Eurasia, typically having a long anal fin.
[From New Latin Silūridae, family name, from Latin silūrus, a large freshwater fish, from Greek silouros, sheatfish; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]
(Animals) any freshwater teleost fish of the Eurasian family Siluridae, including catfish, such as Silurus glanis (European catfish), that have an elongated body, naked skin, and a long anal fin
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae
[C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish]
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|Noun||1.||silurid - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin|
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth