suckfish

suckfish

[suhk-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) suckfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) suckfishes.
1.
remora ( def 1 ).
2.
a clingfish.

Origin:
1745–55; suck + fish

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suckerfish or suckfish (ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
other names for remora
 
[C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head]
 
suckfish or suckfish
 
n
 
[C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head]

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