catfish means: White-fleshed catfish with medium texture. The muddy taste of wild catfish is not a problem for farm-raised fish, which are widely found in supermarkets and fish shops. Fresh catfish should have white flesh, not grayish. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does catfish mean?

  • The fish has mild flavors and is very firm. Although most catfish come from freshwater, there’s a saltwater variety called “hogfish”. Channel catfish is the most popular for consumption. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Freshwater fish that is native to the Midwestern and Southern lakes and rivers. It has been extensively farmed. Catfish is named for its whisker-like appearance. It has tough skin and must be removed prior to cooking. Catfish’s white flesh has a firm texture and a slightly sweet taste. Catfish can be deep-fried in cornmeal, and then seasoned with salt. It is also delicious poached or baked, as well as used in stews and soups. Hogfish is the saltwater version. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • One of many scaleless freshwater fishes in the Siluriformes order, characterized by whisker-like barbels that extend from the upper jaw. (in Merlin Dictionary)