Definitions

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

Etymologies

bow +‎ fin (Wiktionary)

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