Definition of mudfish in English:

mudfish

noun

  • 1Any of a number of elongated fish that are able to survive long periods of drought by burrowing in the mud.

    • ‘The mudfish was a common motif in Benin art, sometimes acting as a royal symbol.’
    • ‘The loss of 85 – 95% of New Zealand’s original wetlands were disastrous for mudfish habitats.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2

    another term for bowfin

Pronunciation:

mudfish

/ˈmədˌfiSH/