redhorse

noun
red·​horse | \ ˈred-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce redhorse (audio) \

Definition of redhorse

: any of various large suckers (genus Moxostoma) of North American rivers and lakes with the males having red tail fins especially in the breeding season

First Known Use of redhorse

1796, in the meaning defined above

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“Redhorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redhorse. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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