buffalofish
buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo["o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any of several large fresh-water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the Mississippi valley. The red-mouthed or brown ({Ictiobus bubalus}), the {big-mouthed buffalofish} ({Ictiobus cyrinellus}, formerly called {Bubalichthys urus}), the {black buffalofish} ({Ictiobus niger}), and the {small-mouthed buffalofish} ({Ictiobus bubalus}, formerly called {Bubalichthys altus}), are among the more important species used as food. [PJC]


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  • buffalofish — /buf euh loh fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) buffalofish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) buffalofishes. any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family. [1760 70 …   Universalium

  • buffalofish — noun 1. large carp like North American fish • Hypernyms: ↑freshwater fish • Part Holonyms: ↑buffalo fish 2. any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley • Syn: ↑buffalo fish • Hypern …   Useful english dictionary

  • buffalofish — buf•fa•lo•fish [[t]ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any of several large, carplike North American freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • big-mouthed buffalofish — buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large fresh water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black buffalofish — buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large fresh water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • small-mouthed buffalofish — buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large fresh water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bigmouth buffalofish — a buffalofish, Ictiobus cyprinellus, found in central North America, characterized by a large mouth. * * * …   Universalium

  • bigmouth buffalofish — a buffalofish, Ictiobus cyprinellus, found in central North America, characterized by a large mouth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bubalichthys altus — buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large fresh water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bubalichthys urus — buffalofish uffalofish, buffalo fish uffalo fish . (Zo[ o]l.) 1. any of several large carplike North American fish. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several large fresh water fishes of the family {Catostomid[ae]} (also called suckers) of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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