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miller's-thumb

[mil-erz-thuhm] /ˈmɪl ərzˈθʌm/
noun
1.
any of several small, freshwater sculpins of the genus Cottus, of Europe and North America.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English milneres thume; the fish is so called from its thumblike head
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