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buffalofish

[buhf-uh-loh-fish] /ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) buffalofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) buffalofishes.
1.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
Origin of buffalofish
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism; buffalo + fish
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  • A darkey caught a catfish to-day that weighed twenty pounds and one he called a buffalo fish that weighed ten pounds.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Then the farmers go with a rush and the buffalo fish get scared.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
British Dictionary definitions for buffalo fish

buffalo fish

noun
1.
any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)
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