Definition of chub in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃʌb

noun (plural same or chubs)

A thick-bodied European river fish with a grey-green back and white underparts.
  • Leuciscus cephalus, family Cyprinidae
More example sentences
  • Nine thousand young stickleback, roach, dace, chub and eels died along an 11 km stretch of the beck.
  • At the close he had taken 36 lb 8oz of small carp, ide, orfe, chub and skimmers.
  • In the Great Lakes region, alewives, smelt, sculpin and chubs make up a large portion of the lake trout diet.


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