mudfish

[ muhd-fish ]
/ ˈmʌdˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) mud·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mud·fish·es.

any of various fishes that live in muddy waters, as the bowfin or mummichog.

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Origin of mudfish

First recorded in 1495–1505; mud + fish
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mudfish
/ (ˈmʌdˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any of various fishes, such as the bowfin and cichlids, that live at or frequent the muddy bottoms of rivers, lakes, etc
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