any of several suckers of the genus Hypentelium, inhabiting cool streams of eastern North America and characterized by a broad head that is concave above.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Also called hogmolly.
Origin of hog sucker
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Words nearby hog sucker
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020