Definition of Quillback

1. n. An American fresh-water fish (Ictiobus, or Carpiodes, cyprinus); -- called also carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback.



Definition of Quillback

1. Noun. ''Carpiodes cyprinus'', a freshwater fish of the sucker family with a long filament that extends back from the dorsal fin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quillback

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Medical Definition of Quillback

1. An American fresh water fish (Ictiobus, or Carpiodes, cyprinus). Synonym: carp sucker, sailfish, spearfish, and skimback. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quillback

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quillaia bark
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quillback (current term)
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Literary usage of Quillback

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1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"A number of fishes make this noise, namely: the buffalo fish, the quillback or bony carp, the German carp, the redhorse and the different varieties of ..."

2. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1882)
"This species is abundant in the Ohio River, where it is usually known as quillback, Spear-fish, and Sailor, its lower finned ... Carp Sucker; quillback. ..."

3. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1908)
"16 brook trout, 21 burbot, 10 brook suckers, I quillback, 4 red horse, 49 yellow catfish, 15 channel catfish, II gold fish, 18 yellow perch, 12 sauger pike, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington, Smithsonian Institution (1908)
"quillback. Red River of the North at Winnipeg, Assiniboine River at Brandon, ¬°UK! Saskatchewan River at Medicine Hat (Eigenmann 1894) ; Winnipeg and Brandon ..."

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