flathead catfish

noun
flat·​head catfish | \ ˈflat-ˌhed- How to pronounce flathead catfish (audio) \

Definition of flathead catfish

: a large yellowish catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the central and Gulf states of the U.S. with the sides and back heavily mottled with brown or black

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Examples of flathead catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The previous record for a flathead catfish was set in 2019, when a fisherman named Marvin Griffin caught one in the same location. Brett Clarkson, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Sep. 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 The northern pike is one of the largest fish species in Arizona's inland waters, but is still smaller than the most formidable fish ever caught in the state: a 76.5-pound, 53-inch-long flathead catfish caught in Bartlett Lake. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 3 July 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Flathead catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flathead%20catfish. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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