bow·​fin | \ ˈbō-ˌfin How to pronounce bowfin (audio) \

Definition of bowfin

: a predaceous dull-green iridescent North American freshwater fish (Amia calva) that is the only surviving member of an order (Amiiformes) dating back to the Jurassic

Examples of bowfin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional caviar service goes full bayou here, where spicy bowfin caviar is accompanied with crème fraîche, chives and a bag of Zapps potato chips. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2022 Each year there are several bowfin caught from nearby Lake Marburg just outside of Hanover, Pennsylvania. Jim Gronaw,, 14 Nov. 2021 Snakeheads are easy to confuse with native fish such as the bowfin and the burbot, state officials said, releasing a chart that shows physical differences among the species., 3 Sep. 2021 The Larder is also home base for Cajun Caviar, a brand made with roe from locally plentiful bowfin fish. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, 14 Dec. 2020 Back in the 1990s, Cajun Caviar introduced Louisiana caviar, made with roe from locally plentiful bowfin fish. Ian Mcnulty,, 17 Sep. 2020 These pump stations, along with their spillways, are concentration points for bowfins. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 6 Apr. 2020 Cast to every little bit of cover, every bank indentation, patch of shade, hole, bubble trail left, by bowfin or snakehead, any current break, piece of cover cypress knee, cypress trunk, fallen tree, duck blind. Bill May,, 22 Sep. 2019 Chives and bowfin caviar bead the omelet’s sloping surface, adding balancing pops of salinity and allium heat to each luxurious forkful. Fortune, 14 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bowfin

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Bowfin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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