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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.

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Origin of stonecat

1870–75, Americanism;stone + cat
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