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Definition of catfish:

  1. A name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat ( Amiurus natalis); the bind cat ( Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat ( Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat ( Noturus flavus); the sea cat ( Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad.

Synonyms:

goujon, chub, shovelnose catfish, wolf fish, spoonbill catfish, mudcat, koi, wolffish, Siluriform Fish, bream, flathead catfish, lancet fish, lancetfish.

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