miller's-thumb

noun

mill·​er's-thumb ˌmi-lərz-ˈthəm How to pronounce miller's-thumb (audio)
: any of several small freshwater spiny-finned sculpins (genus Cottus) of Europe and North America

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miller's-thumb was in the 15th century

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“Miller's-thumb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miller%27s-thumb. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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