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alligator a large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.
anchovy a small fish that is related to the herring and is used for food. Anchovies are found mostly in warm ocean waters.
animal one of a large group of living things that can move around by themselves to find food. Animals eat plants, funguses, or other animals. Birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals, insects, snails, and worms are some of the major kinds of animals. [1/2 definitions]
bait food used to attract and catch fish or animals. [1/4 definitions]
barracuda a fish that lives in warm ocean water and has a long body. Barracuda are fierce hunters.
bear2 a large furry mammal with a short tail. Bears are omnivorous; they may eat plants, honey, insects, fish, and small mammals. There are several kinds of bears, including black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears, and polar bears.
bioluminescence light given off naturally by certain kinds of insects, fish, or bacteria. The bioluminescence of fireflies allows them to blink on and off in the dark.
bluefish a fish that lives in mild Atlantic waters of the North and South American coast. Bluefish are blue and are caught for sport or food.
broth water in which meat, fish, grain, or vegetables have been boiled. Broth is often used as a base for soup.
catfish a fish with no scales and a large head, found mostly in fresh water. Catfish have long feelers around the mouth that look like a cat's whiskers.
chowder a thick soup in which clams, fish, or corn are added to potatoes and onions in a milk or tomato base.
cod a large fish found in the ocean. Cod are used for food.
dolphin a mammal that lives in the water. Dolphins look like large fish but they breathe air. They have teeth and a snout that looks like a beak. Most kinds of dolphins live in the ocean. A few kinds live in large rivers in Asia and South America. Dolphins are closely related to porpoises and other toothed whales.
dressing stuffing for poultry or fish. [1/3 definitions]
eagle a large bird with a strong, curved beak and very good eyesight. Eagles hunt and eat small animals and fish. They are related to hawks but are usually larger.
eel a long fish that looks like a snake. Eels live in fresh water or salt water.
fillet a piece of meat or fish that has no bones. [1/2 definitions]
fin a thin, flat body part of a fish and certain other water animals which is used for swimming or balance. [1/3 definitions]
fish an animal that lives in water and has fins for swimming and gills for breathing. Fish are cold-blooded animals with skeletons inside their bodies. Most fish have scales on their skin. There are many kinds of fish, including salmon, goldfish, tuna, and sharks. [3/5 definitions]
fisherman someone who catches fish either as a sport or as a way to make a living.
fishery a business that catches or sells fish and other seafood. [2 definitions]