noun Am·ei·u·rus \ˌaˌmīˈyu̇rəs\

Definition of Ameiurus

  1. :  a genus of freshwater catfishes comprising the North American bullheads

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Origin and Etymology of ameiurus

New Latin, from 2a- + Greek meiouros tapering (used of a fish's snout), alteration (influenced by meioun to diminish) of myouros, literally, mouse-tailed, from mys mouse + -ouros (from oura tail)

First Known Use: 1876

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