silurid [si-loo r-id, sahy-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any of numerous Old World freshwater fishes of the family Siluridae, comprising the catfishes.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Siluridae.
Origin of silurid 1890–95; New Latin Siluridae name of the family, equivalent to Silur(us) genus name (Latin silūrus a kind of fish Greek sílouros) + -idaeExamples from the Web for silurid Historical Examples of silurid
Unlike the sunfishes and darters are the catfishes, composing a great family, the Silurid.
Vernon L. Kellogg
Next to these are placed another extensive fresh-water family, that of the catfishes (Silurid).
British Dictionary definitions for silurid silurid noun
- any freshwater teleost fish of the Eurasian family Siluridae, including catfish, such as Silurus glanis (European catfish), that have an elongated body, naked skin, and a long anal fin
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Siluridae
Word Origin for silurid C19: from Latin silūrus, from Greek silouros a river fish