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silurid

[si-loo r-id, sahy-] /sɪˈlʊər ɪd, saɪ-/
noun
1.
any of numerous Old World freshwater fishes of the family Siluridae, comprising the catfishes.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Siluridae.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin Siluridae name of the family, equivalent to Silur(us) genus name (Latin silūrus a kind of fish < Greek sílouros) + -idae -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for silurid

silurid

/saɪˈlʊərɪd/
noun
1.
any freshwater teleost fish of the Eurasian family Siluridae, including catfish, such as Silurus glanis (European catfish), that have an elongated body, naked skin, and a long anal fin
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae
Word Origin
C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish
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