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1. catfish

noun. ['ˈkætˌfɪʃ'] flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed.

Synonyms

  • freshwater fish

Etymology

  • cat (English)
  • cat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fish (English)
  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Catfish

  • flatfish

Example sentences of the word catfish


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fishermen find the White River a productive spot for catching catfish.

2. Verb, base form
Goldfish, guppies, bass, bluegill and catfish all prey on mosquito larvae to some extent.

3. Adjective
The lake is frequently thronged with visitors looking to fish for catfish and crappies.

Quotes containing the word catfish


1. I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.
- Edith Sitwell

2. She'd also called me brave...unless she was talking to the catfish.
- Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

2. catfish

noun. ['ˈkætˌfɪʃ'] any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth.

Synonyms

  • shovelnose catfish
  • channel catfish
  • bullhead catfish
  • channel cat
  • order Siluriformes
  • Pylodictus olivaris
  • goujon
  • silurid fish
  • flathead catfish
  • silurid
  • bullhead
  • soft-finned fish
  • mudcat
  • Siluriformes
  • armored catfish
  • malacopterygian
  • sea catfish
  • siluriform fish
  • spoonbill catfish

Etymology

  • cat (English)
  • cat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fish (English)
  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. catfish

noun. ['ˈkætˌfɪʃ'] large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins.

Synonyms

  • wolf fish
  • blennioid fish
  • Anarhichas
  • blennioid
  • wolffish

Etymology

  • cat (English)
  • cat (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fish (English)
  • fiscian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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