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buffalofish

[ buhf-uh-loh-fish ]
/ 藞b蕦f 蓹藢lo蕣藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) buf路fa路lo路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) buf路fa路lo路fish路es.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
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Origin of buffalofish

An Americanism dating back to 1760鈥70; buffalo + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for buffalofish

buffalo fish

noun
any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus : family Catostomidae (suckers)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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