• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Silure (Zoöl) A fish of the genus Silurus, as the sheatfish; a siluroid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n silure A Middle English form of celure.
    • n silure A siluroid fish; specifically, the sheat-fish. See cut under Siluridæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Silure the typical genus of Siluridæ, a family of physostomous fishes—the cat-fishes, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. silurus, a sort of river fish, Gr. : cf. F. silure,


In literature:

They were known as Silures.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
CUNO'BELINE, a king of the Silures, son of Tasciov'anus and father of Caractacus.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
SILURES, one of the ancient British tribes occupying the SE.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Arthur, king of the Silures, being selected by Ambrosius for the command of the army, he defeated the Saxons in twelve pitched battles.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The Silures were not reduced by the loss of Caractacus, and the great defeat they had suffered.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
They crossed the Sabrina in a flat-bottomed barge, and were in Britannia Secunda, the ancient country of the Silures.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Its position was favourable for the coercion of the wild Silures.
"The Towns of Roman Britain" by James Oliver Bevan
This race remained to the historic period, as the Silures in Great Britain and the Firbolgs in Ireland.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Two other tribes were subject to the Silures.
"Old English Chronicles" by Various