Cat"fish` (?), n. Zool.
A name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhead.
© Webster 1913.
[Editor's note 6/8/2002 (Gz): changed "Bullhrad", apparently an original scanning error, to "Bullhead".]