sheatfish

noun
sheat·​fish | \ ˈshētˌfish \

Definition of sheatfish

: a large elongated catfish (Silurus glanis) of central and eastern European rivers that may attain a length of 10 feet and a weight of 400 pounds and that lacks an adipose fin and has the long anal nearly confluent with the caudal broadly : any of several large catfishes

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History and Etymology for sheatfish

alteration (perhaps influenced by German schaid sheatfish, from Old High German sceida sheatfish, sheath) of sheathfish

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“Sheatfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheatfish. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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