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shovelnose sturgeon

noun
1.
a small sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus, of the Mississippi River, having a broad, flat snout.
Also called hackleback.
Origin of shovelnose sturgeon
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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