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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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