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Definition of dogfish

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Roussette Rous*sette", n. [F.; -- so called in allusion to the color. See Russet.] 1. (Zo["o]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["o]l.) Any small shark of the genus Scyllium; -- called also dogfish. See Dogfish.
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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.
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Dogfish Dog"fish`, n. (Zo["o]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.
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Bowfin Bow"fin`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A voracious ganoid fish (Amia calva) found in the fresh waters of the United States; the mudfish; -- called also Johnny Grindle, and dogfish.
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Houndfish Hound"fish, n. (Zo["o]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.

Meaning of dogfish from wikipedia

- Dogfish may refer to: Dogfish sharks (Squalidae), a family of sharks Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias), best known species of dogfish sharks Catshark...
- The spiny dogfish, spurdog, mud shark, or piked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) is one of the best known species of the Squalidae (dogfish) family of sharks...
- Dogfish Head Brewery is a brewing company based in Milton, Delaware founded by Sam Calagione. It opened in 1995 and produces 262,000 barrels of beer annually...
- Squalidae, also called dogfish sharks, dog sharks, or spiny dogfish, are a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes. Dogfish sharks make up the second...
- The Terrible Dogfish (Italian: Il Terribile Pescecane) is a dogfish-like sea monster, which appears in Carlo Collodi's 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio...
- likely also of use in capturing smaller prey such as squid. Like other dogfish sharks, the cookiecutter shark is aplacental viviparous, with the developing...
- The Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) is a common species of the Squalidae (dogfish) family of sharks and are among the most abundant species of...
- (Azores dogfish) Scymnodalatias oligodon ****uyev & Konovalenko, 1988 (sp****tooth dogfish) Scymnodalatias sherwoodi Archey, 1921 (Sherwood dogfish) Scymnodon...
- The Portuguese dogfish or Portuguese shark (Centroscymnus coelolepis) is a species of sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae. This globally distributed...
- mariners as "sea dogs". This is still evidential in several species termed "dogfish," or the porbeagle. The etymology of the word "shark" is uncertain, the...
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