Definition of mudfish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmədˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or mudfishes)

1Any of a number of elongated fish that are able to survive long periods of drought by burrowing in the mud.
  • A New Zealand fish (genus Neochanna, family Galaxiidae). An African lungfish (Protopterus annectens, family Protopteridae)..
Example sentences
  • They are later harvested, but fish diversity is reduced as the fishermen's catch is dominated by mudfish, a hardy member of the catfish family that survives in dried-up river- and lakebeds.
  • The loss of 85 – 95% of New Zealand’s original wetlands were disastrous for mudfish habitats.
  • The mudfish was a common motif in Benin art, sometimes acting as a royal symbol.
2 another term for bowfin.

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Syllabification: mud·fish

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