Pronunciation: (kat'fish"), [key]
—n.pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of the numerous fishes of the order or suborder Nematognathi (or Siluroidei), characterized by barbels around the mouth and the absence of scales.
2. a wolffish of the genus Anarhichas.
3. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a cat.
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