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silurid

[ si-loor-id, sahy- ]
/ sɪˈlʊər ɪd, saɪ- /
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noun

any of numerous Old World freshwater fishes of the family Siluridae, comprising the catfishes.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Siluridae.

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Origin of silurid

1890–95; <New 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

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

of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae

Word Origin for silurid

C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish
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