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NOUN (1)

1. European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body;
[syn: chub, Leuciscus cephalus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] (Zool.) 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. [1913 Webster] Chub mackerel (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), a fresh-water fish of the United States (Erimyzon sucetta); -- called also creekfish. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chub n 1: European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body [syn: chub, Leuciscus cephalus]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

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.