Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dipterous insects.
- n. A genus of South American catfishes of the family Siluridæ, having a long flattened spatulate snout, a large mouth, six barbels, and scaleless skin. There are several species; some of them attain a large size, and P. tigrinum of South American rivers, called by the natives corutto, colite, and oronni, is one of the most beautiful and delicious'of fresh-water fishes. The Indians take it both by hook and line and by shooting it with arrows.
- n. In conchology, a genus of gastropods.
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