silurus

noun
si·​lu·​rus | \ sə̇ˈlu̇rəs, sīˈ- \

Definition of silurus

1 capitalized : the type genus of Siluridae containing the sheatfish and several other Old World catfishes
2 plural -es : any fish of the genus Silurus

History and Etymology for 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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“Silurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silurus. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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