Definitions

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  • n. A fish, the bowfin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bowfin; -- called also Johnny Grindle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mudfish, Amia calva.

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

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Examples

  • 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 [ลก]; that in northwest Florida the word grindle is sometimes pronounced

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