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  • n. The bowfin; Amia calva

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See bowfin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ganoid fishes, typical of the family Amiidæ, Amia calva being the only extant species. It inhabits the fresh waters of North America, and is known as the bowfin, dogfish, mudfish, lawyer, brindle, grindle, and John A. Grindle. The fish known as amia to the ancients was a very different one. Also called Amiatus. See cut under Amiidæ.
  • n. A genus of acanthopterygian fishes: synonymous with Apogon. Gronovius.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Amiidae


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