[ stohn-roh-ler ]

  1. an American minnow, Campostoma anomalum, named from its habit of moving stones as it feeds.

  2. any of several other minnows or suckers with similar habits, as Hypentelium nigricans.

Origin of stoneroller

First recorded in 1795–1805; stone + roller1

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British Dictionary definitions for stone roller

stone roller

  1. a small silvery freshwater cyprinid fish, Campostoma anomalum, of the eastern US, having a narrow black stripe on the dorsal and anal fins

Origin of stone roller

C19: so called because it pushes stones about in building its nest

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