Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Siluridae, which includes various freshwater catfishes of Europe and Asia, typically having a short dorsal fin and a long anal fin.
  • n. A silurid fish.

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  • n. Any catfish of the Siluridae family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as siluroid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Silūridae, family name, from Latin silūrus, a large freshwater fish, from Greek silouros, sheatfish; see ors- in Indo-European roots.

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New Latin Siluridae

Examples

  • One such complaint addressed a fish from the silurid family, which is not a kosher fish.

    Yeshiva World News

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