Part of speech: noun

Any one of various fishes.

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Usage examples "catfish":

  1. Anyway, we should bother about fifty dollars, because we had a big string of perch and some catfish. - "Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
  2. Their destination was a spot far down the river where catfish were supposed to abound, for Izaak Walton's gentle art was the little lamplighter's favorite recreation. - "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester.
  3. And they are as hungry as catfish after a hard winter. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.