suckerfish

[ suhk-er-fish ]
/ ˈsʌk ərˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural suck·er·fish·es, (especially collectively) suck·er·fish.

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Origin of suckerfish

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

suckerfish

suckfish

/ (ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

other names for remora

Word Origin for suckerfish

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