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

  Amia \Am"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a kind of tunny.] (Zool.)
     A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to
     North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish
     in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See
     Bowfin.
     [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) :

  bowfin
      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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