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buffalofish

[buhf-uh-loh-fish] /ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) buffalofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) buffalofishes.
1.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
Origin of buffalofish
1760-1770
An Americanism dating back to 1760-70; buffalo + fish
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