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


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taxonomic synonym of apogon

Word History



New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

First Known Use


circa 1801, in the meaning defined above

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amia was circa 1801

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“Amia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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