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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An eel-shaped ganoid fish of the order Dipnoi, having both gills and lungs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eel-shaped ganoid fish of the order Dipnoi, having both gills and lungs. It inhabits the rivers of South America. The name is also applied to a related African species (Protopterus annectens). The lepidosirens grow to a length of from four to six feet. Called also doko.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dipnoan fishes, typical of the family Lepidosirenidæ and subfamily Lepidosireninæ, of an elongate form, as in the amphibian genus Siren, but with a scaly body.
  • n. A member of this genus.

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