stonecat

[ stohn-kat ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌkæt /
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noun

a yellowish-brown, freshwater catfish, Noturus flavus, of the Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes, having poisonous pectoral spines.

Nearby words

  1. stone-hearted,
  2. stone-lily,
  3. stone-washed,
  4. stoneboat,
  5. stonecast,
  6. stonechat,
  7. stonecrop,
  8. stonecrop family,
  9. stonecutter,
  10. stoned

Origin of stonecat

1870–75, Americanism; stone + cat1

Also called beadeye.

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