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chub

[ chuhb ]
/ tʃʌb /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) chub, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs.

a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body.
any of various related fishes.
any of several unrelated American fishes, especially the tautog and whitefishes of the genus Coregonus, of the Great Lakes.

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Origin of chub

1400–50; late Middle English chubbe, of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chub

chub
/ (tʃʌb) /

noun plural chub or chubs

a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows

Word Origin for chub

C15: of unknown origin
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