(of fish) migrating from fresh water to spawn in the sea, as eels of the genus Anguilla (distinguished from anadromous).
catadromous, kat-ad′rom-us, adj. of fishes, descending periodically for spawning to the lower parts of a river or to the sea.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Of the catadromous fishes there is a single example in our waters–the common eel.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
(of fishes such as the eel) migrating down rivers to the sea in order to breed Compare anadromous
a raised structure on which the body of a deceased person lies or is carried in state. a hearse. Historical Examples Then he led her carefully, slowly, down the steps of the catafalque, led her out of the hall. Majesty Louis Couperus The catafalque bore a notice to the effect that he had abjured heresy. […]
noun a fear of being ridiculed; also written katagelophobia See katagelophobia Word Origin cata- ‘inferiority’
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a 32-acre Neolithic site in south-central Turkey, dated c6500–5500 b.c., one of the first true cities, characterized by a fully developed agriculture and extensive trading, particularly in obsidian, and having frescoed temples, mud-brick fortifications and houses, and mother-goddess figures.
pertaining to Catalonia, its inhabitants, or their language. a native or inhabitant of Catalonia. a Romance language closely related to Provençal, spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andorra, southern France, and western Sardinia. Contemporary Examples Catalan had ten arrests on his record, eight of which are sealed. Triple Homicide Near Columbia University Leaves Few […]