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(Animals) any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several large, carplike North American freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
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|Noun||1.||buffalofish - large carp-like North American fish|
freshwater fish - flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
|2.||buffalofish - any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley|
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
buffalofish - large carp-like North American fish