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n. pl. dogfish or dog·fish·es
1. Any of various small sharks chiefly of the family Squalidae, often occurring in large schools.
2. See bowfin.
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any of several small spotted European sharks, esp Scyliorhinus caniculus (lesser spotted dogfish): family Scyliorhinidae
2. (Animals) any small shark of the family Squalidae, esp Squalus acanthias (spiny dogfish), typically having a spine on each dorsal fin
3. (Animals) any small smooth-skinned shark of the family Triakidae, esp Mustelus canis (smooth dogfish or smooth hound)
4. (Animals) a less common name for the bowfin
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of several small sharks, esp. of the genera Mustelus and Squalus, that are destructive to food fishes.
2. any of various other fishes, as the bowfin.
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|Noun||1.||dogfish - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America|
|2.||dogfish - any of several small sharks|
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
smooth dogfish - small bottom-dwelling shark found along both Atlantic coasts
spiny dogfish - small bottom-dwelling dogfishes