Definition of Suckfish

1. n. A sucker fish.



Definition of Suckfish

1. Noun. The suckerfish, or remora. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suckfish

1. a remora [n -ES] - See also: remora

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suckfish

sucker punches
sucker punching
suckered
suckerfish
suckerfishes
suckering
suckerlike
suckermouth
suckermouths
suckers
suckest
sucket
sucketh
suckets
suckfish (current term)
suckfishes
suckhole
suckier
suckiest
suckin'
suckiness
sucking
sucking fish
sucking louse
sucking pig
sucking up
sucking urge
suckingly
suckings

Literary usage of Suckfish

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"2. suckfish (suk'fish), 7i. 1. The sucking-fish or remora.—2. A crustacean parasite of the sperm-whale: so called by whalemen. ..."

2. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"... in the suckfish (Remora), which has the dorsal fin modified into a sucking disk, by which it attaches itself to sharks or other voracious fishes, ..."

3. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"... known among sailors by the name of 'suckfish'; but the animal is seldom infested with the parasitic Crustacea which are indigenous to the Rorquals and ..."

4. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"An example is found in the suckfish (Remora), which has the dorsal fin modified into a sucking disk, by which it attaches itself to sharks or other ..."

5. The Elementary Principles of General Biology by James Francis Abbott (1914)
"An example is found in the suckfish (Remora), which has the dorsal fin modified into a sucking disk, by which it attaches itself to sharks or other ..."

6. Favorite Fish and Fishing by James Alexander Henshall (1908)
"How It Happened The Remora (Remora remord) California, but the so-called shark-sucker, suckfish or remora. Perhaps every genuine American boy has exercised ..."

7. The Story of the Fishes by James Newton Baskett (1899)
"A string is fastened to the suckfish, and it is let loose in the water. After a while it sticks to a shark, and both are drawn in. ..."

8. The Story of the Fishes by James Newton Baskett (1899)
"A string is fastened to the suckfish, and it is let loose in the water. After a while it sticks to a shark, and both are drawn in. ..."

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