buffalofish

buffalofish
noun
1. large carp-like North American fish
Hypernyms: ↑freshwater fish
Part Holonyms: ↑buffalo fish
2. any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
Syn: ↑buffalo fish
Hypernyms: ↑sucker
Hyponyms: ↑black buffalo, ↑Ictiobus niger

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/buf"euh loh'fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) buffalofish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) buffalofishes.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
[1760-70, Amer.; BUFFALO + FISH]

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