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Definition of "bowfin" []

  • A primitive bony freshwater fish (Amia calva) of central and eastern North America, with a long spineless dorsal fin. Also called dogfish, mudfish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bowfin" in a sentence
  • "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"
  • "Yes | No | Report from Northern Coyote wrote 1 year 1 week ago sheepshead, chubs, carp, burbot & bowfin and of course the local favorite, suckers"
  • "Yes I've caught quite a few bowfin, the largest just over thirteen pounds."