What does catfish mean?

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ˈkætˌfɪʃcat·fish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catfish, mudcatnoun

    flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed

  2. wolffish, wolf fish, catfishnoun

    large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins

  3. catfish, siluriform fishnoun

    any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth

Wiktionary

  1. catfishnoun

    Any fish of the order Siluriformes, that are mainly found in freshwater, are without scales, and have barbels like whiskers around the mouth.

Wikipedia

  1. Catfish

    Catfish (or catfishes; order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species alive, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia, the wels catfish of Eurasia, and the piraíba of South America, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. Neither the armour-plated types nor the naked types have scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels. Members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Many catfish are nocturnal, but others (many Auchenipteridae) are crepuscular or diurnal (most Loricariidae or Callichthyidae, for example).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catfishnoun

    a name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad

Freebase

  1. Catfish

    Catfishes are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores, and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither having scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels; members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Catfish are nocturnal.

Editors Contribution

  1. catfish

    Someone who creates a fake profile on a social media platform in order to deceive people.

    Someone signed me up to this and it's a catfish profile.

    Submitted by acronimous on January 19, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of catfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of catfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of catfish in a Sentence

  1. Steve Feltham:

    At the moment, a Wels catfish ticks more of the boxes than any of the other contenders for the explanation, i would like it to be something new and undiscovered rather than something a little bit mundane. People do report four- or five-feet long necks sticking up out of Loch Ness. That's not going to be a Wels catfish.

  2. Paula Deen:

    I don’t know how to say this to you in a nice way, but it has to cover my front privates, i am aware of ‘catfish belly’ arms. Have you ever seen a catfish? You know how they have a smooth floppy belly on them? Well, that’s what we refer to as ‘catfish belly’ arms.

  3. Hannah Truscott:

    There are men who have n’t caught one over 40 pounds, and they’ve been doing it years, i think she’s had about 23 in the last four years over 40 pounds.'' CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Hannah Truscott -LRB- left -RRB- went on to catch five more catfish that day, which brought the total weight of Hannah Truscott -LRB- left -RRB- haul to nearly 400 pounds, SWNS reported. Hannah Truscott has been fishing with Hannah Truscott father for almost a decade, according to SWNS. ( SWNS) Truscott told SWNS he and Hannah Truscott -LRB- left -RRB- first went fishing together when she was around 6 years old. Since then, he said, she’s become a specialist in catching catfish. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER.

  4. James Labesky:

    Seems like theyre just looking at a picture of it and showing it to some fish specialists, south Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is taking away my great grandfathers state record away because they dont think by looking at a picture South Dakota Game is a channel catfish... I would think he would know the difference !

  5. Ashley Roman:

    We still recommend that women avoid the fish that are highest in mercury like catfish, shark, swordfish and giant mackerel, typically the larger fish that have longer lifespans and they tend to concentrate more mercury in their tissue.

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