bowfin

noun
bow·​fin | \ˈbō-ˌfin \

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

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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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