A catfish from the front showing its barbels that resemble cat whiskers.
catfish definition by Webster's New World
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catfish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. catfish catfish or cat·fish·es
Any of numerous scaleless, chiefly freshwater fishes of the order Siluriformes, characteristically having whiskerlike barbels extending from the upper jaw. Also called regionally bullhead, mud cat.
Variant of catfish