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 for Chub
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chub \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.] (Zool.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Chub mackerel (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), a fresh-water fish of the United
        States ({Erimyzon sucetta); -- called also creekfish.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chub
      n 1: European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped
           body [syn: chub, Leuciscus cephalus]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Chub
     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.
     

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