shovelnose sturgeon


a small sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus, of the Mississippi River, having a broad, flat snout.

Nearby words

  1. shovelboard,
  2. shoveler,
  3. shovelful,
  4. shovelhead,
  5. shovelnose,
  6. show,
  7. show and tell,
  8. show bag,
  9. show bill,
  10. show biz

Origin of shovelnose sturgeon

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called hackleback. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019