silurid

silurid

[si-loor-id, sahy-]
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:
1890–95; < 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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silurid (saɪˈlʊərɪd)
 
n
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
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae
 
[C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish]

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