white sucker

noun

Definition of white sucker

: a common and widespread edible sucker (Catostomus commersoni) of the U.S. and Canada

Examples of white sucker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April, the Menomonee carries a big surge of white suckers, a native species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Steelhead fishing in Wauwatosa? Restoration projects on the Menomonee are showing their value.," 18 Apr. 2020 Pociu said the types of fish being tested include smallmouth bass, which is a predatory game fish, and white suckers, a bottom feeder. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "PFAS pollution tests in Farmington River facing month-long delay," 13 July 2019 The rest of the fish community includes muskellunge, northern pike, white sucker, brown bullhead, yellow perch, spot-tail shiner, Johnny darter and a handful of other small species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 The annual spring surge of smallmouth bass and white suckers up the Cleveland area rivers has begun, as well. cleveland.com, "D'Arcy Egan fishing report for May 3: Walleye biting, steelhead hanging around," 3 May 2018 The white sucker run is in full swing, with the Morley Ford area on the Rocky River a sucker hot spot. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for April 13: Rainbows in the Rocky; Wallace Lake drawn down," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of white sucker

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“White sucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sucker. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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