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Definition of Sucker fish
Sucker fishSucker Suck"er (s[u^]k"[~e]r), n.
1. One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of the organs by
which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere
to other bodies.
2. A suckling; a sucking animal. --Beau. & Fl.
3. The embolus, or bucket, of a pump; also, the valve of a
pump basket. --Boyle.
4. A pipe through which anything is drawn.
5. A small piece of leather, usually round, having a string
attached to the center, which, when saturated with water
and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth
surface, adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure,
with such force as to enable a considerable weight to be
thus lifted by the string; -- used by children as a
6. (Bot.) A shoot from the roots or lower part of the stem of
a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from diverting nourishment
from the body of the plant.
(a) Any one of numerous species of North American
fresh-water cyprinoid fishes of the family
Catostomid[ae]; so called because the lips are
protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of
little value as food. The most common species of the
Eastern United States are the northern sucker
(Catostomus Commersoni), the white sucker (C.
teres), the hog sucker (C. nigricans), and the
chub, or sweet sucker (Erimyzon sucetta). Some of
the large Western species are called buffalo fish,
red horse, black horse, and suckerel.
(b) The remora.
(c) The lumpfish.
(d) The hagfish, or myxine.
(e) A California food fish (Menticirrus undulatus)
closely allied to the kingfish
(a); -- called also bagre.
8. A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6, above.
They who constantly converse with men far above
their estates shall reap shame and loss thereby; if
thou payest nothing, they will count thee a sucker,
no branch. --Fuller.
9. A hard drinker; a soaker. [Slang]
10. A greenhorn; one easily gulled. [Slang, U.S.]
11. A nickname applied to a native of Illinois. [U. S.]
Carp sucker, Cherry sucker, etc. See under Carp,
Sucker fish. See Sucking fish, under Sucking.
Sucker rod, a pump rod. See under Pump.
Sucker tube (Zo["o]l.), one of the external ambulacral
tubes of an echinoderm, -- usually terminated by a sucker
and used for locomotion. Called also sucker foot. See
Meaning of Sucker fish from wikipedia
- The white sucker
(Catostomus commersonii) is a freshwater cypriniform fish inhabiting
the upper Midwest
America, but is also found...
to: the remoras
(family Echeneidae): ray-finned fishes
that use suction
to hold onto larger marine animals
- Menhaden Merluccid
hake Mexican golden trout Midshipman fish Milkfish Minnow Minnow
of the deep Modoc sucker Mojarra
Mola mola Monkeyface prickleback
- Their distinctive first dorsal
fins take the form of a modified
with slat-like structures
that open and close
- The longnose sucker
(Catostomus catostomus) is a species
of cypriniform freshwater fish
in the family
Catostomidae. It is native
to North America
Act. Some rough fishes listed
by the US Fish
and Wildlife Service
are: Blue sucker
(Cycleptus elongatus) Razorback sucker
(Xyrauchen tex****) Robust...
- The largescale sucker
(Catostomus macrocheilus) is a species
, a type of freshwater fish
in western North
America. It has a rounded
- The blue sucker
(Cycleptus elongatus) is a freshwater species
in the sucker
family. The species
has an average weight
of 2-3 kilograms
and an average...
- The June sucker
(Chasmistes liorus) is an endangered species
of fish endemic
to Utah Lake and the Provo River
in the U.S. state
of Utah. It is a gray...
sucker, Chinese sucker
carp, wimple, freshwater
herring, rough fish
or Asian zebra
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