Amia

noun
\ ˈāmēə, ˈam- \

Definition of Amia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus of primitive fishes (family Amiidae) containing the bowfin as its only surviving species

Amia

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Definition of Amia (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of apogon

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First Known Use of Amia

Noun

circa 1801, in the meaning defined above

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amia

Noun

New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

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“Amia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amia. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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