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mudcats

noun

  1. (freshwater fish)  the flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
    Synonyms: catfish, mud puppy, mudpuppy. Type of: freshwater fish
  2. (siluriform fish)  a large catfish of the central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
    Synonyms: Pylodictus olivaris [species], flathead catfish, goujon, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill...

Etymology summary

mud + cat
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

mudcat | mudcats [plural] | Ameiurus natalis [species, sense-specific]

A catfish native to the Mississippi Delta, especially the yellow bullhead | A much larger catfish, Leptops olivaris. (17 of 20 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mudcat

Collins Dictionary:

mudcat

any of several large North American catfish living in muddy rivers, especially in the Mississippi valley (16 of 183 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mudcat

Wikipedia:

Mudcat [disambiguation]

may refer to: Catfish native to the Mississippi Delta's "muddy waters," especially the yellow bullhead | Mudcat CafĂ©, folk music website | Mudcat Grant (born 1935), baseball player | David "Mudcat" Saunders, American political consultant (32 of 90 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mudcat

Random House Dictionary:

flathead catfish | goujon [synonym] | mudcat [synonym] | shovelnose catfish [synonym] | spoonbill catfish [synonym] | Pylodictus olivaris [species]

a yellow and brown catfish common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw. (19 of 31 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/flathead-catfish

New World Dictionary:

mudcat [United States]

any of several catfishes living in muddy waters (8 of 10 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mudcat

Encarta Dictionary:

catfish | catfishes [plural] | mudcat [southern United States] | mudcats [southern United States, plural] | Siluriformes [member of]

a scaleless, usually freshwater fish with long whiskers barbels around its mouth that are sensitive to touch, taste, and smell. Order Siluriformes. (22 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595476​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

mudcat | mudcats [plural]

Origin: mud + cat

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mudcat

mud | mudded [past tense] | mudding [present participle] | muds [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Unattested in Old English; probably cognate with (or perhaps directly borrowed from) Middle Dutch modde, Middle Low German modde, mudde (Low German Mudd), (Dutch modder). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian... (29 of 32 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mud

cat | cats [plural] | catted [past tense] | catting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English cat, catte, from Old English catt ("male cat") and catte ("female cat"),... | Abbreviation of catamaran. | Abbreviation of catenate. | Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic. |... (26 of 106 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cat

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

mudcat

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mudcat"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mudcat

the Free Dictionary:

mudcat

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mudcat"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mudcat"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mudcat

YourDictionary Audio:

mudcat

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mudcat"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mudcat

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