Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various freshwater catfishes of the family Siluridae of Eurasia, typically having a long anal fin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as siluroid.

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  • noun Any catfish of the Siluridae family.

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

  • noun 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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