any fish that feeds or lives near the bottom of a body of water, as a flounder or catfish
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- to fish for bottom fish
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A fish, such as a catfish, carp, or flounder, that lives on or near the bottom of a body of water.