blue catfish
noun Date: 1835 a large bluish catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of the Mississippi valley that may weigh over 100 pounds (45 kilograms)

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  • blue catfish — noun a large catfish of the Mississippi valley • Syn: ↑blue cat, ↑blue channel catfish, ↑blue channel cat • Hypernyms: ↑channel catfish, ↑channel cat, ↑Ictalurus punctatus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • blue catfish — blue′ cat′fish n. ich a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, popular as a food fish in the Mississippi River valley Also called blue′ cat′ …   From formal English to slang

  • blue catfish — a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, that is a popular food fish in the states of the Mississippi River valley. Also, blue cat. Also called blue channel cat, blue channel catfish. [1825 35, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • blue cat — noun a large catfish of the Mississippi valley • Syn: ↑blue catfish, ↑blue channel catfish, ↑blue channel cat • Hypernyms: ↑channel catfish, ↑channel cat, ↑Ictalurus punctatus * * * n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catfish — For other uses, see Catfish (disambiguation). Catfish Temporal range: Late Cretaceous – present Black bullhead Scientific classificati …   Wikipedia

  • blue channel cat — noun a large catfish of the Mississippi valley • Syn: ↑blue catfish, ↑blue cat, ↑blue channel catfish • Hypernyms: ↑channel catfish, ↑channel cat, ↑Ictalurus punctatus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue channel catfish — noun a large catfish of the Mississippi valley • Syn: ↑blue catfish, ↑blue cat, ↑blue channel cat • Hypernyms: ↑channel catfish, ↑channel cat, ↑Ictalurus punctatus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • catfish — /kat fish /, n. pl. (esp. collectively) catfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) catfishes. 1. any of the numerous fishes of the order or suborder Nematognathi (or Siluroidei), characterized by barbels around the mouth and the… …   Universalium

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