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suckfish

[suhk-fish] /ˈsʌkˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) suckfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) suckfishes.
1.
remora (def 1).
2.
a clingfish.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; suck + fish
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suckerfish

/ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
other names for remora
Word Origin
C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head
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