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English noun: catfish

1. catfish (food) flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed


Broader (hypernym)freshwater fish

2. catfish (animal) large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins

Synonymswolf fish, wolffish

Broader (hypernym)blennioid, blennioid fish

Member meronymAnarhichas, genus Anarhichas

3. catfish (animal) any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth

Synonymssiluriform fish

Broader (hypernym)malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

Narrower (hyponym)armored catfish, bullhead, bullhead catfish, channel cat, channel catfish, flathead catfish, goujon, Ictalurus punctatus, mudcat, Pylodictus olivaris, sea catfish, shovelnose catfish, silurid, silurid fish, spoonbill catfish

Member meronymorder Siluriformes, Siluriformes

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