Definition of Anabas
: 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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