Definition of catfish in English:

catfish

Syllabification: cat·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈkatˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or catfishes)

  • 1A freshwater or marine fish with whiskerlike barbels around the mouth, typically bottom-dwelling.
    • Order Siluriformes: many families, including the Eurasian family Siluridae and the large North American family Ictaluridae
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    • 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.

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