Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mudfish, Amia calva.
- n. A fish, the bowfin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. The bowfin; -- called also
- 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”
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