Definition of Sheatfish

1. Noun. Large elongated catfish of central and eastern Europe.

Exact synonyms: European Catfish, Silurus Glanis
Generic synonyms: Silurid, Silurid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Silurus, Silurus



Definition of Sheatfish

1. n. A European siluroid fish (Silurus glanis) allied to the cat-fishes. It is the largest fresh-water fish of Europe, sometimes becoming six feet or more in length. See Siluroid.

Definition of Sheatfish

1. Noun. Any of several large, freshwater catfish, of the genus ''Silurus'', found in the Danube and other Eastern European rivers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheatfish

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Medical Definition of Sheatfish

1. A European siluroid fish (Silurus glanis) allied to the cat-fishes. It is the largest fresh water fish of Europe, sometimes becoming six feet or more in length. See Siluroid. Origin: Cf. Dial. G. Scheid, schaid, schaiden. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheatfish

shearless
shearlike
shearling
shearlings
shearman
shearmen
shears
sheartail
sheartails
shearwall
shearwalls
shearwater
shearwaters
sheas
sheat
sheatfish (current term)
sheatfishes
sheath
sheath-winged
sheath cake
sheath knife
sheath knives
sheath ligaments
sheath of Key and Retzius
sheath of Schwann
sheath of Schweigger-Seidel
sheath of thyroid gland
sheath pile

Literary usage of Sheatfish

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1. Proceedings of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester (1877)
"The sheatfish grows to an enormous size in waters favourable to its mode of life. ... The general appearance of the sheatfish is like that of a bulky eel, ..."

2. Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Shanghai Literary and Scientific Society, North-China Branch, China Branch (1877)
"§L yang-ya, j| |£ 'huang-ya P. Ts. A kind of sheatfish, peculiar to China, greenish brown above and bright yellow underneath. It is smaller than the common ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible by John D. Davis (1911)
"The best fish for the table of all now in the lake are the sheatfish ... The sheatfish, called by Josephus Cor- ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The chief species found in Europe is the huge sheatfish, or weis, Silurus glanis. This, next to the sturgeon, is the largest river fish in Europe, ..."

5. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The sheatfish is brown in color, naked, sleek, and much like an American Ameiurus save that its tail is much longer and more eel-like. ..."

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