buffalofish

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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buffalofish

noun
1. large carp-like North American fish 
2. any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley [syn: buffalo fish
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