Amia

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noun

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

Amia

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taxonomic synonym of apogon

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

New Latin, from Greek, a tunny

First Known Use

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amia. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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