redhorse

[red-hawrs]
noun
any of several suckers of the genus Moxostoma, found in the fresh waters of North America, often having reddish fins.
Also called redhorse sucker.


Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism; red1 + horse

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Strong populations of redhorse suckers and carp are available for anglers with the prowess and inclination to pursue them.
Two species of redhorse and three species of suckers were collected.
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