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

Derived forms: catfishes

Type of: blennioid, blennioid fish, freshwater fish, malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

Part of: Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas, order Siluriformes, Siluriformes

Encyclopedia: Catfish