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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Roussette  \Rous*sette"\,  n.  [F.;  --  so  called  in  allusion  to  the 
  color.  See  {Russet}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fruit  bat,  especially  the  large  species 
  ({Pieropus  vulgaris})  inhabiting  the  islands  of  the  Indian 
  ocean.  It  measures  about  a  yard  across  the  expanded  wings. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  small  shark  of  the  genus  {Scyllium};  -- 
  called  also  {dogfish}.  See  {Dogfish}. 
 
  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]: 
 
  Dogfish  \Dog"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  A  small  shark,  of  many  species,  of  the  genera  {Mustelus}, 
  {Scyllium},  {Spinax},  etc 
 
  Note:  The  European  spotted  dogfishes  ({Scyllium  catudus},  and 
  {S.  canicula})  are  very  abundant;  the  American  smooth, 
  or  blue  dogfish  is  {Mustelus  canis};  the  common  picked, 
  or  horned  dogfish  ({Squalus  acanthias})  abundant  on 
  both  sides  of  the  Atlantic. 
 
  2.  The  bowfin  ({Amia  calva}).  See  {Bowfin}. 
 
  3.  The  burbot  of  Lake  Erie. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Houndfish  \Hound"fish\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  small  shark  of  the  genus  {Galeus}  or  {Mustelus},  of  which 
  there  are  several  species,  as  the  smooth  houndfish  ({G. 
  canis}),  of  Europe  and  America;  --  called  also  {houndshark}, 
  and  {dogfish}. 
 
  Note:  The  European  nursehound,  or  small-spotted  dogfish,  is 
  {Scyllium  canicula};  the  rough  houndfish,  or 
  large-spotted  dogfish,  is  {S.  catulus}.  The  name  has 
  also  sometimes  been  applied  to  the  bluefish  ({Pomatomus 
  saltatrix}),  and  to  the  silver  gar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dogfish 
  n  1:  primitive  long-bodies  carnivorous  freshwater  fish  with  a 
  very  long  dorsal  fin;  found  in  sluggish  waters  of  North 
  America  [syn:  {bowfin},  {grindle},  {Amia  calva}] 
  2:  any  of  several  small  sharks 




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