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Definition of the noun silurus
What does silurus mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Silurus: genus Silurus
- more generic term: fish genus = any of various genus of fish
- member of: family Siluridae / Siluridae = Old World catfishes
- member: European catfish / Silurus glanis / sheatfish = large elongated catfish of central and eastern Europe
Phrases with Silurus
- Silurus Arab
- Silurus Attu
- Silurus Cous
- Silurus Duda
- Silurus Goae
- Silurus Lais
- Silurus Lima
- Silurus Pabo
- Silurus Pati
- Silurus Bagre
- Silurus Bajad
- Silurus Bayad
- Silurus Canio
- Silurus Catus
- Silurus Dukai
- Silurus Felis
- Silurus Garua
- Silurus Melas
- Silurus mento
- genus silurus
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- f The Silurus is a fish that inhabits the rivers of Europe and the East, and is the largest of fresh water fishes. # From the chinks on its surface. § Named in honor of C. Lyell, Esq. F. R. S. * On this Shelf there is also part of ...
by Mary Brodrick
Of the many specimens that were found in the Nile several were considered good for food, among which Gardiner Wilkinson gives Labrus Niloticus, perca nilotica, cyprinus bcnni, silurus shall, silurus schilbc niloticus, silurus ...
Silurus militaris–The specific character of this is, that its second dorsal fin is fleshy ; cirri bony, toothed.—It inhabits many rivers in Asia; feeds on smaller fishes, and grows to a large size. It is from twelve to eighteen inches long; the head and ...
Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1828)
by John Wilkes
Silurus mil itaris.--The specific character of this is, that its second dorsal fin is fleshy; cirri bony, toothed.—It inhabits many rivers in Asia; feeds on smaller fishes , and grows to a large size. It is from twelve to eighteen inches long; the head and ...
Silurus. glanir. Gen. 2. ANABLEps. Head somewhat depressed; mouth terminal; teeth small, and placed on the jaws; eyes protuberant, with double pupils; gill- membrane fix-rayed. Four-eyed anableps. Cobitir anablept of Linnaeus.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1823)
Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved
Sly, or European silurus. — One soft dorsal fin ; six beards. Grows to the length of eight, ten, or even fifteen feet, and to the weight of three hundred pounds ; but its ordinary size is from two to three or four feet. It is sluggish, fend usually lies half ...
Embracing All the Terms Used in Art, Science and Literature by John Craig (F.G.S. of Glasgow.)
Silurus, or Cat-fish, a family of Malacopterygious fishes, in which the body is mailed or naked, and without true scales. SILURINAE, sil-u-rine, s. (silurus, one of the genera.) A subfamily of the Siluridae; the anal fin and tail very long; operculum ...
A New Universal Etymological, Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1849)
Embracing All Terms Used in Art, Science, and Literature by John Craig (lexicographer.)
(silurus, one of the genera.) Silurus, or Cat-fish, a family of Malacopterygious fishes, in which ...
by William Rossiter
[Silurus, q.v.; Gk. eidos, form.] Sheat fishes: a family of fishes belonging to Malacopterygii. Siluroid, (si-lu'roid). [Silurus, q.v. ; Gk. cidos, form.] 8. fishes= 3ilxirid$e, q.v, Silurus, (si-lu'rus). A large fish, the type of Siluridffl. Silver, (sil'ver). [ Sil/or, the ...
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The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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