fathead minnow

noun
variants: or less commonly fatheaded minnow

Definition of fathead minnow 

: a widely distributed North American cyprinid fish (Pimephales promelas) occurring from southern Canada and New York westward down the Mississippi valley and into Mexico and in some areas esteemed as a panfish

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