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chub


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chub  \Chub\,  n.  [This  word  seems  to  signify  a  large  or  thick 
  fish.  Cf  Sw  kubb  a  short  and  thick  piece  of  wood,  and  perh. 
  F.  chabot  chub.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  species  to  fresh-water  fish  of  the  {Cyprinid[ae]}  or  Carp 
  family.  The  common  European  species  is  {Leuciscus  cephalus}; 
  the  cheven.  In  America  the  name  is  applied  to  various  fishes 
  of  the  same  family,  of  the  genera  {Semotilus},  {Squalius}, 
  {Ceratichthys},  etc.,  and  locally  to  several  very  different 
  fishes,  as  the  {tautog},  {black  bass},  etc 
 
  {Chub  mackerel}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  mackerel  ({Scomber 
  colias})  in  some  years  found  in  abundance  on  the  Atlantic 
  coast,  but  absent  in  others  --  called  also  {bull 
  mackerel},  {thimble-eye},  and  {big-eye  mackerel}. 
 
  {Chub  sucker}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fresh-water  fish  of  the  United 
  States  ({Erimyzon  sucetta});  --  called  also  {creekfish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chub 
  n  :  European  freshwater  game  fish  with  a  thick  spindle-shaped 
  body  [syn:  {Leuciscus  cephalus}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Chub 
  the  name  of  a  people  in  alliance  with  Egypt  in  the  time  of 
  Nebuchadnezzar.  The  word  is  found  only  in  Ezek.  30:5.  They  were 
  probably  a  people  of  Northern  Africa,  or  of  the  lands  near  Egypt 
  in  the  south. 
 




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