quillback

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quill·back

 (kwĭl′băk′)
n. pl. quillback or quill·backs
A North American freshwater fish (Carpiodes cyprinus) that has one ray of the dorsal fin extending conspicuously beyond the others.

quillback

(ˈkwɪlˌbæk)
n
(Animals) a freshwater fish of the sucker family native to North America, identified by its long, quill-like dorsal fin

quill•back

(ˈkwɪlˌbæk)

n., pl. -backs, (esp. collectively) -back.
a sucker, Carpiodes cyprinus, of the central and eastern U.S., having one ray of the dorsal fin greatly elongated.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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