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  1. 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 + cat1
Also called beadeye.
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Historical Examples of stonecat

  • The abundance of the stonecat was greatest at the lower Marais des Cygnes station in 1957 and at the upper Neosho station in 1959.

    Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas

    James Everett Deacon