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suckerfish

[suhk-er-fish] /ˈsʌk ərˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural suckerfishes (especially collectively) suckerfish.
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; sucker + fish
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  • One is that they are trying to remove remoras, a kind of suckerfish that attach themselves to the dolphins' bodies.
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suckerfish

/ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
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other names for remora
Word Origin
C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head
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