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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amia  \Am"i*a\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  kind  of  tunny.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowfin  \Bow"fin`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  voracious  ganoid  fish  ({Amia  calva})  found  in  the  fresh 
  waters  of  the  United  States;  the  mudfish;  --  called  also 
  {Johnny  Grindle},  and  {dogfish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowfin 
  n  :  primitive  long-bodies  carnivorous  freshwater  fish  with  a 
  very  long  dorsal  fin;  found  in  sluggish  waters  of  North 
  America  [syn:  {grindle},  {dogfish},  {Amia  calva}] 




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