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madtom

[mad-tom] /ˈmædˈtɒm/
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1.
any of several tadpolelike, freshwater catfishes of the genus Noturus, of the central and eastern U.S., having a poisonous pectoral spine: some are threatened or endangered.
Origin of madtom
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900; mad + tom
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