Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural same)
A large freshwater catfish that occurs from central Europe to central Asia. It has been known to reach a length of 5 m and a weight of over 300 kg. Also called sheatfish.
- Silurus glanis, family Siluridae
late 19th century: from German Wels.
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