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stoneroller

[stohn-roh-ler] /ˈstoʊnˌroʊ lər/
noun
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
1795-1805
1795-1805; stone + roller
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British Dictionary definitions for stone roller

stone roller

noun
1.
a small silvery freshwater cyprinid fish, Campostoma anomalum, of the eastern US, having a narrow black stripe on the dorsal and anal fins
Word Origin
C19: so called because it pushes stones about in building its nest
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