suckerfish

[suhk-er-fish]

Origin of suckerfish

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; sucker + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for suckerfish

suckerfish

suckfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. other names for remora

Word Origin for suckerfish

C18: so called because of the suction disc on its head
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