genus Amia

noun
type genus of the Amiidae
Syn: ↑Amia
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Amiidae, ↑family Amiidae
Member Meronyms: ↑bowfin, ↑grindle, ↑dogfish, ↑Amia calva

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  • Amia — noun type genus of the Amiidae • Syn: ↑genus Amia • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Amiidae, ↑family Amiidae • Member Meronyms: ↑bowfin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amia calva — noun primitive long bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America • Syn: ↑bowfin, ↑grindle, ↑dogfish • Hypernyms: ↑ganoid, ↑ganoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amia — Amia, AMIA, or AMiA can refer to: *American Medical Informatics Association *Bowfin, a fish genus *Anglican Mission in the Americas *Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, a Jewish community center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For the 1994 …   Wikipedia

  • 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amia calva — Mudfish Mud fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European loach. (b) The bowfin ({Amia calva}). (c) The South American lipedosiren, and the allied African species ({Protopterus annectens}). See {Lipedosiren}. (d) The mud minnow, a fish of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • holostean — ▪ fish Introduction       any member of a group of primitive bony fishes (bony fish) that make up one of the three major subdivisions of the superclass Actinopterygii (ray finned fishes). Holosteans are represented today by the bowfins (bowfin)… …   Universalium

  • Bowfin — Taxobox name = Bowfin regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Amiiformes ordo authority = Hay, 1929 familia = Amiidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1838 genus = Amia species = A. calva binomial = Amia calva binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • grindle — noun primitive long bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America • Syn: ↑bowfin, ↑dogfish, ↑Amia calva • Hypernyms: ↑ganoid, ↑ganoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amiidae — noun only the bowfins • Syn: ↑family Amiidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ganoidei, ↑order Ganoidei • Member Meronyms: ↑Amia …   Useful english dictionary

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