any of a family (Siluridae) of freshwater catfishes found in Europe and Asia, with anal and caudal fins fused
Origin of silurid; from Modern Latin Siluridae ; from Classical Latin silurus, a kind of river fish ; from Classical Greek silouros
of or pertaining to this family
Any of various freshwater catfishes of the family Siluridae of Eurasia, typically having a long anal fin.
Origin of siluridFrom New Latin Sil&umacron;ridae, family name, from Latin sil&umacron;rus, a large freshwater fish, from Greek silouros, sheatfish; see ors- in Indo-European roots.