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bowfin

[boh-fin] /ˈboʊˌfɪn/
noun
1.
a carnivorous ganoid fish, Amia calva, found in sluggish fresh waters of eastern North America.
Also called grindle.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; bow2 + fin
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  • bowfin are an ancient type of fish that have the ability to use atmospheric air.
  • Northern snakeheads look similar to the native burbot and bowfin.
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British Dictionary definitions for bowfin

bowfin

/ˈbəʊˌfɪn/
noun
1.
a primitive North American freshwater bony fish, Amia calva, with an elongated body and a very long dorsal fin: family Amiidae
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