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Definition 1: any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for catfish in the sense of this definition

(catfish is a kind of ...) any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii

(... is a kind of catfish ) Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin

(... is a kind of catfish ) any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States

(... is a kind of catfish ) freshwater food fish common throughout central United States

(... is a kind of catfish ) large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw

(... is a kind of catfish ) South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates

(... is a kind of catfish ) any of numerous marine fishes most of which are mouthbreeders; not used for food

(... is a member of catfish) an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes

Definition 2: large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for catfish in the sense of this definition

(catfish is a kind of ...) elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins

(... is a member of catfish) type genus of the Anarhichadidae

Definition 3: flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for catfish in the sense of this definition

(catfish is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from fresh water used as food

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