Definition of Buffalo fish

1. Noun. Any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley.

Exact synonyms: Buffalofish
Generic synonyms: Sucker
Specialized synonyms: Black Buffalo, Ictiobus Niger
Terms within: Buffalofish

Definition of Buffalo fish

1. Noun. Any of several North American freshwater sucker fishes of the genus Ictiobus, similar to carp but having a humped back. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buffalo Fish

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buff up
buffalo berry
buffalo bur
buffalo carpet beetle
buffalo chip
buffalo clover
buffalo fish (current term)
buffalo gnat
buffalo gourd
buffalo hump
buffalo jump
buffalo jumps
buffalo neck
buffalo nut
buffalo robe
buffalo robes
buffalo soldier
buffalo soldiers
buffalo type
buffalo wing

Literary usage of Buffalo fish

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1784 The fish common to the waters of the Ohio are the buffalo- fish, of a large size, ... 1792 The buffalo fish is in size from four to eight Ib.—G. Imlay, ..."

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