bowfin

noun
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 These pump stations, along with their spillways, are concentration points for bowfins. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, "How to Catch Bowfins in Rivers and Tidal Systems," 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, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Bill May: Picking pockets on the Piankatank," 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, "Review: Patience Is a Virtue Well-Rewarded at this New Orleans Hotel Bar," 14 July 2019 Chives and bowfin caviar bead the omelet’s sloping surface, adding balancing pops of salinity and allium heat to each luxurious forkful. Fortune, "Review: Patience Is a Virtue Well-Rewarded at this New Orleans Hotel Bar," 14 July 2019 More: Drinking water issues, fire intensify Harvey crisis Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, USA TODAY, "How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017 Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Human mood drugs end up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bowfin

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Bowfin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowfin. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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