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Catfish   /kˈætfˌɪʃ/   Listen
Catfish

noun
1.
Flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed.  Synonym: mudcat.
2.
Large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins.  Synonyms: wolf fish, wolffish.
3.
Any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth.  Synonym: siluriform fish.



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"Catfish" Quotes from Famous Books



... called the Fish Market, from rows of fish-shaped stalactites hanging from the roof, looking exactly like bass or catfish hung on a string. Another is known as the Toyshop, from quantities of stalactites twisted into all possible shapes, many of which suggest some well-known plaything. In one place is a huge cascade of alabaster resembling a frozen waterfall, and frequently the ...
— Chatterbox, 1905. • Various

... the community. What he did not grasp was that Johnny Fraser was a link between this new and rather terrible world of the hospital and home. It was not Johnny alone, it was Johnny scrubbing a home porch and doing it badly, it was Johnny in her father's old clothes, it was Johnny fishing for catfish in the creek, or lending his pole to one of the little brothers whose pictures were on ...
— Love Stories • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... swamp and emptied its placid waters into the main stream, the red-wing blackbirds sounded their strange cry among the cat-tails and the bull-rushes; the frogs croaked in ceaseless and reverberant chorus; the catfish were ever hungry after dark, and the night was broken by the glare of torches along the little bridge or in a group of boats where fisher-lads kept close watch upon their corks. Far below The Dam, where the changeful current had left a wide sand-bar and a great tree-trunk stretched its fallen length ...
— The Long Ago • Jacob William Wright

... common Channel Catfish of our rivers has been described as a new species not less than twenty-five times, on account of differences real or imaginary, but comparatively ...
— Q. E. D., or New Light on the Doctrine of Creation • George McCready Price



Words linked to "Catfish" :   Siluriformes, order Siluriformes, blue catfish, bullhead, soft-finned fish, armored catfish, malacopterygian, genus Anarhichas, blennioid, channel cat, Ictalurus punctatus, Pylodictus olivaris, blennioid fish, Anarhichas, silurid fish, European catfish, silurid, freshwater fish, channel catfish, goujon



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