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stonecat

[stohn-kat] /ˈstoʊnˌkæt/
noun
1.
a yellowish-brown, freshwater catfish, Noturus flavus, of the Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes, having poisonous pectoral spines.
Also called beadeye.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism; stone + cat1
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  • The madtom is shorter and stockier than the stonecat.
  • The second group is composed of the small catfishes called madtoms and stonecat and will not be discussed in this article.

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