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 for Amia calva
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lawyer \Law"yer\, n. [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]
     1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one
        whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to
        advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to
        legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a
        general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors,
        solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt.
        (b) The bowfin ({Amia calva).
        (c) The burbot ({Lota maculosa).
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Philadelphia lawyer, A lawyer knowledgeable about the most
        detailed and minute points of law, especially one with an
        exceptional propensity and ability to exploit fine
        technical points of law for the client's advantage.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mudfish \Mud"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) The European loach.
     (b) The bowfin ({Amia calva).
     (c) The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African
         species ({Protopterus annectens). See Lipedosiren.
     (d) The mud minnow, a fish of the genus Umbra or family
         Umbridae.
     (e) any fish which lives in muddy waters, such as the
         mummichog, a killifish.
         [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cycloganoidei \Cy`clo*ga*noi"de*i\ (s?"kl?-g?-noi"d?-?), n. pl.
     [NL., fr. Gr. ky`klos circle + NL. ganoidei. See Ganoid.]
     (Zool.)
     An order of ganoid fishes, having cycloid scales. The bowfin
     ({Amia calva) is a living example.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dogfish \Dog"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus,
        Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus, and
           Scyllium canicula) are very abundant; the American
           smooth, or blue dogfish is Mustelus canis; the common
           picked, or horned dogfish ({Squalus acanthias)
           abundant on both sides of the Atlantic.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The bowfin ({Amia calva). See Bowfin.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The burbot of Lake Erie.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowfin \Bow"fin`\, n. (Zool.)
     A voracious ganoid fish ({Amia calva) found in the fresh
     waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also
     Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Amia calva
      n 1: primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a
           very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North
           America [syn: bowfin, grindle, dogfish, Amia calva]

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