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suckerfish

[ suhk-er-fish ]
/ 藞s蕦k 蓹r藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural suck路er路fish路es, (especially collectively) suck路er路fish.
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Origin of suckerfish

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

suckerfish

suckfish

/ (藞s蕦k蓹藢f瑟蕛) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
other names for remora

Word Origin for suckerfish

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