Definition of stoneroller in English:

stoneroller

Syllabification: stone·roll·er

noun

A small freshwater fish of the minnow family that uses the hard ridge on its lower jaw to scrape food, especially algae, from rocks.
  • Genus Campostoma, family Cyprinidae: several species, including the central stoneroller (C. anomalum) of the eastern and central US, and the Mexican stoneroller (C. ornatum) of the southwestern US and northern Mexico
More example sentences
  • Found in both pools and riffles over a sand-gravel substrate, stonerollers require some current.
  • As a species, stonerollers are fairly intolerant of silt and disappear from degraded streams.
  • As streams become more silt laden, gravel nesting sites become lost, and species like the stoneroller decline.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ween
Pronunciation: wēn
verb
be of the opinion; think or suppose