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Definition of "chub" [chub]

  • Any of various freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae related to the carps and minnows, especially a Eurasian species, Leuciscus cephalus. (noun)
  • Any of various North American fishes, such as a freshwater whitefish of the genus Coregonus or a marine fish of the genus Kyphosus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chub" in a sentence
  • "And there is in it a fish called chub, which they catch; but they do not eat it, for a certain sacred reason."
  • ""The chub is a soft fish, and tastes like boiled brown paper salted.""
  • "Black bass (locally called chub) and white perch are very abundant, and at the proper season rock and herring enter the Sound in considerable numbers."