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English noun: catfish

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


Synonymsmudcat


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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