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chubsucker

[ chuhb-suhk-er ]
/ ˈtʃʌbˌsʌk ər /
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noun
any of several stout suckers of the genus Erimyzon, inhabiting sluggish streams, backwaters, and lakes of the central and eastern U.S.
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Origin of chubsucker

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; chub + sucker
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