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Chub

(kŭb), in the Bible, an African people. This may be a textual error for Lub (i.e., LubimLubim
, in the Bible, the Libyans. For other possible occurrences, see Chub; Lehabim; Lud.
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chub:

see minnowminnow,
common name for the Cyprinidae, a large family of freshwater fish which includes the carp (Cyprinus carpio), and of which there are some 2,400 species. Minnows have soft-rayed fins and teeth in the throat only.
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Chub

 

(Leuciscus cephalus), a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. The body length is up to 80 cm, the weight to 8 kg. The head is fat (hence the name golavl’ in Russian), the brow broad and flat, and the scales quite large. Chub are found in many rivers of Europe and Southwest Asia, and they have a number of subspecies. Spawning takes place in early May, when more than 100,000 eggs are laid by a single fish. They are game fish.

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chub

1. a common European freshwater cyprinid game fish, Leuciscus (or Squalius) cephalus, having a cylindrical dark greenish body
2. any of various North American fishes, esp certain whitefishes and minnows
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