[ si-loo r-id, sahy- ]
/ sɪˈlʊər ɪd, saɪ- /


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


belonging or pertaining to the family Siluridae.

Nearby words

  1. silphium,
  2. silt,
  3. siltstone,
  4. silures,
  5. silurian,
  6. silva,
  7. silvadine,
  8. silvan,
  9. silvana,
  10. silvanity

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for silurid


/ (saɪˈlʊərɪd) /


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


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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