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NOUN (2)

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]

2. any of several small sharks;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Houndfish \Hound"fish\, n. (Zool.) Any small shark of the genus Galeus or Mustelus, of which there are several species, as the smooth houndfish (Galeus canis), of Europe and America; -- called also houndshark, and dogfish. [1913 Webster] Note: The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium canicula; the rough houndfish, or large-spotted dogfish, is Scyllium catulus. The name has also sometimes been applied to the bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), and to the silver gar. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Roussette \Rous*sette"\, n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the color. See Russet.] 1. (Zool.) A fruit bat, especially the large species (Pieropus vulgaris) inhabiting the islands of the Indian ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish. [1913 Webster]
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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dogfish \Dog"fish`\, n. (Zool.) 1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera Mustelus, Scyllium, Spinax, etc. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The bowfin (Amia calva). See Bowfin. [1913 Webster] 3. The burbot of Lake Erie. [1913 Webster]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dogfish 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] 2: any of several small sharks