noun, plural (especially collectively) buf·fa·lo·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) buf·fa·lo·fish·es.

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
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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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