any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
any of several large, carplike, North American, freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family. Historical Examples Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne Swatty Ellis Parker Butler noun any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)
black fly. Historical Examples Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XX Various noun any of various small North American blood-sucking dipterous insects of the genus Simulium and related genera: family Simuliidae Also called black fly
a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains. St. Augustine grass. any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod. Historical Examples Red Hunters And the Animal People Charles A. Eastman The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California Brevet […]