flathead catfish

flathead catfish
noun
large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
Hypernyms: ↑catfish, ↑siluriform fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Pylodictus, ↑genus Pylodictus

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noun or flathead cat
: a large yellowish brown-mottled catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the Mississippi drainage, the Gulf states, and westward to the Rio Grande

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a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw. Also called goujon, mudcat, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish.
[1940-45]

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