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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Law·yer n.
 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.
 2. Zool. (a) The black-necked stilt. See Stilt. (b) The bowfin (Amia calva). (c) The burbot (Lota maculosa).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cy·clo·ga·noi·de·i n. pl.  Zool. An order of ganoid fishes, having cycloid scales. The bowfin (Amia calva) is a living example.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dog·fish n. Zool.
 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc.
 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.
 2. The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin.
 3. The burbot of Lake Erie.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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