buffalo fish

buffalo fish
noun
any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
Syn: ↑buffalofish
Hypernyms: ↑sucker
Hyponyms: ↑black buffalo, ↑Ictiobus niger
Part Meronyms: ↑buffalofish

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noun
: any of several large suckers (family Catostomidae) mostly found in the Mississippi valley, some being important food fishes: as

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buffalo fish noun
A N American freshwater cyprinoid fish with a humped back
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Main Entry:buffalo

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buffalo fish,
a large, dark-colored freshwater fish having a more or less humped back, found from southern Canada to Guatemala.

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