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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several large carplike North American fish.
  • n. Any of several large fresh-water fishes of the family Catostomid√¶ (also called suckers see Sucker family), 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.

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  • n. any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
  • n. large carp-like North American fish

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