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Meaning of CHUB

Pronunciation:  chub

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body

CHUB is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Leuciscus cephalus
 See Also: cyprinid, cyprinid fish, genus Leuciscus, Leuciscus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

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.