noun An·a·bas \ˈanəbəs, -ˌbas\

Definition of Anabas

  1. :  a genus (the type of a family Anabantidae) comprising small perchlike freshwater spiny-finned fishes of southeastern Asia and Africa and often being placed with a few related fishes in a separate suborder of the Percomorphi — see climbing perch

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Origin and Etymology of anabas

New Latin, from Greek, aorist participle of anabainein

First Known Use: 1823

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