flathead-catfish

flathead catfish

noun
a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw.
Also called goujon, mudcat, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish.


Origin:
1940–45

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