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[buhf-uh-loh-fish] /ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) buffalofish (especially 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.
Origin of buffalofish
An Americanism dating back to 1760-70; buffalo + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then the farmers go with a rush and the buffalo fish get scared.

    Swatty Ellis Parker Butler
  • A darkey caught a catfish to-day that weighed twenty pounds and one he called a buffalo fish that weighed ten pounds.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
British Dictionary definitions for buffalo fish

buffalo fish

any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)
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