white sucker


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Minnesota muskies have been known at times to devour extra-large prey, like the 18.9-inch white sucker that researchers retrieved this spring from the stomach of a 50-inch muskie on Shamineau Lake south of Motley. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 In April, the Menomonee carries a big surge of white suckers, a native species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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, 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, 30 June 2018 The annual spring surge of smallmouth bass and white suckers up the Cleveland area rivers has begun, as well. cleveland.com, 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, 13 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white sucker was in 1869

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“White sucker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20sucker. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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