bowfin


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amia \Am"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a kind of tunny.] (Zool.)
   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.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bowfin \Bow"fin`\, n. (Zool.)
   A voracious ganoid fish (Amia calva) found in the fresh
   waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also
   Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
   [1913 Webster]
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