Anabas

noun

An·​a·​bas
ˈanəbəs,
-ˌbas
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, aorist participle of anabainein

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Anabas was in 1823

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“Anabas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anabas. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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