blue cat

noun

variants or blue catfish or blue channel cat or blue channel catfish
: a large bluish catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of the Mississippi valley that may exceed 100 pounds in weight and is an important food fish

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue cat was in 1818

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“Blue cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20cat. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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