Chub mackerel(Zoöl.), 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(Zoöl.), a fresh-water fish of the United States (Erimyzon sucetta); — called also creekfish.

(Chub"bed) a. Chubby. [R.] H. Brooke.

(Chub"bed*ness), n. The state of being chubby.

(Chub"by) a. Like a chub; plump, short, and thick. "Chubby faces." I. Taylor.

2. 2process, invented by Sir J.Herschel.

(Chthon"ic) a. [Gr. the earth.] Pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, chthonic religions.

[The] chthonic character of the wife of Zeus.
Max Müller.

(||Chthon`o*pha"gi*a Chtho*noph"a*gy) n. [NL. chthonophagia; Gr. earth + to eat.] A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc.

(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.] (Zoöl.) A species to fresh-water fish of the Cyprinidæ 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.

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