Definition of catfish in English:

catfish

Line breaks: cat|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈkatfɪʃ
 
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noun (plural same or catfishes)

1A freshwater or marine fish with whisker-like barbels round the mouth, typically bottom-dwelling.
  • Order Siluriformes: many families, including the Eurasian family Siluridae (see wels) and the Callichthyidae (which contains a number of species that are popular in aquaria, in particular the genus Corydoras)
More example sentences
  • The presence of year-round rivers also provides Iraq with freshwater fish such as catfish and members of the genus Barbus.
  • Other fishes, such as catfishes and burbots, probably eat the young shovelnose sturgeons.
  • Especially well adapted to low or nonexistent light levels are several new species of electric fishes and catfishes.
2 another term for wolf fish.

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