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bow·fin

 (bō′fĭn′)
n.
A freshwater fish (Amia calva) of central and eastern North America, having a large mouth and a long dorsal fin, and producing roe that is sometimes used for caviar. Also called dogfish, mudfishalso called regionally choupique.
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bowfin

(ˈbəʊˌfɪn)
n
(Animals) 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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bow•fin

(ˈboʊˌfɪn)

n.
a freshwater ganoid fish, Amia calva, of central and E North America, having a long, narrow dorsal fin. Also called dogfish .
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.bowfin - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal finbowfin - primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
Amia, genus Amia - type genus of the Amiidae
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