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English Dictionary: dogfish by the DICT Development Group
6 results for dogfish
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dogfish
n
  1. primitive long-bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America
    Synonym(s): bowfin, grindle, dogfish, Amia calva
  2. any of several small sharks
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Roussette \Rous*sette"\, n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the
      color. See {Russet}.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) A fruit bat, especially the large species
            ({Pieropus vulgaris}) inhabiting the islands of the Indian
            ocean. It measures about a yard across the expanded wings.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) Any small shark of the genus {Scyllium}; --
            called also {dogfish}. See {Dogfish}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   d8Amia \[d8]Am"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. [?] a kind of tunny.]
      (Zo[94]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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dogfish \Dog"fish`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      1. A small shark, of many species, of the genera {Mustelus},
            {Scyllium}, {Spinax}, etc.
  
      Note: The European spotted dogfishes ({Scyllium catudus}, and
               {S. canicula}) are very abundant; the American smooth,
               or blue dogfish is {Mustelus canis}; the common picked,
               or horned dogfish ({Squalus acanthias}) abundant on
               both sides of the Atlantic.
  
      2. The bowfin ({Amia calva}). See {Bowfin}.
  
      3. The burbot of Lake Erie.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bowfin \Bow"fin`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      A voracious ganoid fish ({Amia calva}) found in the fresh
      waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also
      {Johnny Grindle}, and {dogfish}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Houndfish \Hound"fish\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      Any small shark of the genus {Galeus} or {Mustelus}, of which
      there are several species, as the smooth houndfish ({G.
      canis}), of Europe and America; -- called also {houndshark},
      and {dogfish}.
  
      Note: The European nursehound, or small-spotted dogfish, is
               {Scyllium canicula}; the rough houndfish, or
               large-spotted dogfish, is {S. catulus}. The name has
               also sometimes been applied to the bluefish ({Pomatomus
               saltatrix}), and to the silver gar.
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