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.
(||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 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) 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.
(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.