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sheatfish

[sheet-fish] /ˈʃitˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural sheatfishes (especially collectively) sheatfish.
1.
a large, freshwater catfish, Silurus glanis, inhabiting rivers in central and eastern Europe, sometimes reaching a weight of 400 pounds (181.4 kg).
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; earlier sheath-fish; sheath is erroneous translation of German Scheide sheatfish
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sheatfish

/ˈʃiːtˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
the European catfish See silurid (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: variant of sheathfish; perhaps influenced by German Schaid sheatfish; see sheath, fish
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