from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A primitive bony freshwater fish (Amia calva) of central and eastern North America, with a long spineless dorsal fin. Also called dogfish, mudfish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A voracious ganoid fish, Amia calva, the last survivor of the order Amiiformes found in the fresh waters of the United States.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A voracious ganoid fish (Amia calva) found in the fresh waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the mudfish, Amia calva. Also called brindle, grindle, lawyer, dogfish, etc. See cut under Amiidœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
He could find that the mudfish is called bowfin in textbooks, that in south Arkansas and north Louisiana it is written grindle or grinnel but always pronounced [` grinl]; that in south Louisiana it is called green cypress trout, grinnel, and choupique, which in English is pronounced [š]; that in northwest Florida the word grindle is sometimes pronounced
Yes | No | Report from Northern Coyote wrote 1 year 1 week ago sheepshead, chubs, carp, burbot & bowfin and of course the local favorite, suckers
Q: has anyone ever caught a bowfin or a snakehead? if so where and how big?
Yes I've caught quite a few bowfin, the largest just over thirteen pounds.
It's common in Florida to catch a bowfin about 10 pounds like Del said .......
Two bass one over 3 lbs and 3 cats and one bowfin.
Yes | No | Report from ryanmiller15 wrote 29 weeks 4 days ago this kinda reminds me of a bowfin because it has the dosil fin like it
And that doesn't even factor in the freshwater possibilities of slobbery largemouth bass, peacock bass, bream and bluegill, grass carp, bowfin, gar and all the other weird invasive stuff that eat flies.
Had one experience with eating them on a fishless (except bowfin) float trip.
Yes | No | Report from bowhunter352 wrote 47 weeks 17 hours ago holycrap, never heard any of those names except bowfin ...
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