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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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(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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a freshwater ganoid fish, Amia calva, of central and E North America, having a long, narrow dorsal fin. Also called dogfish .
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