creekfish
Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo["o]l.) A species to fresh-water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species is {Leuciscus cephalus}; the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes of the same family, of the genera {Semotilus}, {Squalius}, {Ceratichthys}, etc., and locally to several very different fishes, as the {tautog}, {black bass}, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Chub mackerel} (Zo["o]l.), a species of mackerel ({Scomber colias}) in some years found in abundance on the Atlantic coast, but absent in others; -- called also {bull mackerel}, {thimble-eye}, and {big-eye mackerel}.

{Chub sucker} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish of the United States ({Erimyzon sucetta}); -- called also {creekfish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Creekfish — Creek fish (kr?k f?sh), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The chub sucker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • creekfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : chub sucker …   Useful english dictionary

  • big-eye mackerel — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black bass — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bull mackerel — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chub — Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chub mackerel — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chub sucker — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erimyzon sucetta — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leuciscus cephalus — Chub Chub, n. [This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Cf. Sw. kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perh. F. chabot chub.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species to fresh water fish of the {Cyprinid[ae]} or Carp family. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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