plural -s
: any of several small freshwater catfishes (family Ameiuridae) that are widely distributed in the central and eastern U.S. and have poisonous pectoral spines capable of inflicting painful wounds

Word History


mad entry 1 + tom (cat)

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“Madtom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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