Definition of Squawfish

1. Noun. A cyprinid fish of the genus ''Ptychocheilus'', a voracious predator on small trout and salmon. ¹



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Definition of Squawfish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squawfish

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squattocracies
squattocracy
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squaw
squaw-bush
squaw corn
squaw huckleberry
squaw man
squaw root
squawberries
squawberry
squawbush
squawbushes
squawfish (current term)
squawfishes
squawk
squawk box
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squawking
squawkingly
squawks
squawky

Literary usage of Squawfish

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1. Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and by Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan (1909)
"The one called squawfish has the long slim body and slim jaws of a pike; although like other ... In the Columbia is another species, the Oregon squawfish. ..."

2. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"Colorado squawfish migrations have been observed for a hundred years, and travels of hundreds of kilometers have been recently documented (Tyus 1990). ..."

3. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"During the spring and early summer the squawfish run out into the streams, where they seem to prefer to spawn, but in the fall and winter the streams ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"of squawfish (Ptychocheilus Indus in the Colorado, Ptychocheilus grandis in the Sacramento, and Ptychocheilus oregonensis in the Columbia) reach a length of ..."

5. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"Chubs of the Pacific Slope.—In the Western waters are numerous genera, some of the species reaching a large size. The species FIG. 131.—The squawfish ..."

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