silurus

noun si·lu·rus \sə̇ˈlu̇rəs, sīˈ-\

Definition of silurus

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Siluridae containing the sheatfish and several other Old World catfishes

  2. 2 plural -es :  any fish of the genus Silurus

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Origin and Etymology of silurus

New Latin, from Latin, a large river fish, from Greek silouros, from sil- (of unknown origin) + oura tail; akin to Greek orrhos buttocks


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