buffalofish

[ buhf-uh-loh-fish ]
/ ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. buffalo plaid,
  2. buffalo robe,
  3. buffalo soldier,
  4. buffalo soldiers,
  5. buffalo wing,
  6. buffcoat,
  7. buffe,
  8. buffel grass,
  9. buffer,
  10. buffer state

Origin of buffalofish

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; buffalo + fish

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British Dictionary definitions for buffalo fish

buffalo fish

noun

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