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Amia \Am"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a kind of tunny.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of fresh-water ganoid fishes, exclusively confined to North America; called bowfin in Lake Champlain, dogfish in Lake Erie, and mudfish in South Carolina, etc. See Bowfin.


n. 1 Any of many different fish, including: 2 # Species of (taxlink Neochanna genus noshow=1) 3 # The bowfin, ''Amia calva''. 4 # (taxlink Clarias anguillaris species noshow=1). 5 # (taxlink Lepidosiren paradoxa species noshow=1), the (vern: South American lungfish). 6 # Species of ''Misgurnus'' 7 # Species of (taxlink Channa genus noshow=1)


Mudfish may refer to any of many different fishes, including:

Usage examples of "mudfish".

I thought I was going to be flattened like a mudfish when a heavy-set carter swung around toward me, fists clenched, but someone appeared at my elbow out of nowhere and dropped the man with a heavy shoulder straight in the stones that suggested a personal interest.

She always convinced them that she wanted to stay, for despite her frustrations, she was doing the work the First Observers had not been able to do, and Borny and I were happy as mudfish, all those first years.

These were kept clear and gouged deeper by big eels and one-eyed mudfish the size of hippos.

The mudfish liked to sit in the ooze with their snouts buried, moving by flipping their tails.

Cirocco was stationed four meters in front of the mudfish while Gaby and Bill approached from the sides.

And if they must, why not go on Whistlestop, sailing over it all, far from terrible things like mudfish that refused to die?

In the west the land flattened out, with the shallow lakes and begs of the mudfish marsh glittering as they caught the sunlight.

The jumble of warriors in the moat jostled and shoved like mudfish trying to jump out of a pond.

At Dry River, a higgler had sold them mangoes and plantains and a necklace of mudfish and god-dammies, salt-dried and fried crisp, but all that now remained were fruit skins and fish tails.

Even with his circular shrimp net, wading barefoot in the shallows, Lib beside him hopefully carrying a bucket, Randy could not net a shiner, bream, cat, or even mudfish.

Soon the Internal Revenue Service merrily leapt into the investigation and, within six short months, one of the largest land-development firms in the Southeastern United States went belly-up like a dead mudfish.

He was coated from head to tail in reeking sludge, roaring and spitting mud as toads and mudfish clung to him, gnawing.