blue catfish

or blue cat


a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, that is a popular food fish in the states of the Mississippi River valley.

Nearby words

  1. blue blood,
  2. blue book,
  3. blue box,
  4. blue buck,
  5. blue cataract,
  6. blue cattle dog,
  7. blue cheese,
  8. blue chip,
  9. blue chip stock,
  10. blue cod

Origin of blue catfish

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Also called blue channel cat, blue channel catfish. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019