from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The mudfish, Amia calva.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. The bowfin; -- called also
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- noun A fish, the
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
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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