• WordNet 3.6
    • n Silurus type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Silurus (Zoöl) A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n silurus A Linnean genus of fishes, typical of the family Siluridæ, formerly corresponding to that family, now restricted to the European sheat-fish, S. glanis, and a few closely related species of Asia. See cut under Siluridæ.
    • n silurus A fish of this genus: as, the sly silurus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Silurus the typical genus of Siluridæ, a family of physostomous fishes—the cat-fishes, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Silure


In literature:

Silurus and Gristes were also caught.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
In the neighbouring river one of my men succeeded, in few minutes, in catching sixty fish of the silurus species the hand alone.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
The fish of the place are the same, the Silurus being common.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Chub, bream, and the silurus are taken in the Sea of Galilee.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon" by George Rawlinson