\ ˈchəb How to pronounce chub (audio) \
plural chub or chubs

Definition of chub

1 : any of numerous freshwater cyprinid fishes (as of the genera Gila and Nocomis)
2 : any of several marine or freshwater fishes (such as the tautog) that are not cyprinids

Examples of chub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite high levels of chemicals toxic to other animals, the Borax Lake chub thrived in the 10-acre lake, keeping to the edges where temperatures were more suitable. oregonlive, "Rare fish, found only in Oregon, removed from endangered species list," 11 June 2020 Environmentalists said submerging a pristine stretch of the river would be disastrous for an endangered fish, the humpback chub. Ian James, azcentral, "Facing concerns about damming Little Colorado River, company plans dams in another canyon," 23 May 2020 Bloater chub had the highest biomass, 0.78 kg/ha, followed by deepwater sculpin (0.47) and round goby (0.37). Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The latest Lake Michigan assessment shows alewife remain near a record low," 22 Feb. 2020 One population of humpback chub in Dinosaur National Monument recently died out, McKinnon said. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Agency proposes to downlist humpback chub on the Colorado River, citing recovery efforts," 22 Jan. 2020 Customers with the chubs can toss them or return them to the place of purchse for full refund. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Salmonella and listeria found in this cat food after at least one kitten was killed | Miami Herald," 2 Mar. 2018 The chub also requires specific water temperatures for reproductive success. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Agency proposes to downlist humpback chub on the Colorado River, citing recovery efforts," 22 Jan. 2020 Middle River Rouge At a branch of the Rouge River, off Edward N. Hines Drive in Wayne County, this area has been known to be home to creek chub, largemouth bass, pike, rock bass and smallmouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 High-flow experiments are meant to build sandbars through the Grand Canyon to benefit native fish like the humpback chub, create beaches for river rafters and protect archaeological sites. Washington Post, "Environmentalists push for removing dam along Colorado River," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chub

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chub

Middle English chubbe

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22 Jun 2020

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“Chub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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