BUFFALO FISH

buffalofish

[buhf-uh-loh-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) buffalofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) buffalofishes.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.

Origin:
1760–70, Americanism; buffalo + fish

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buffalo fish
 
n
any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)

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