An·​a·​bas | \ ˈanəbəs, -ˌbas \

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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First Known Use of Anabas

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anabas

New Latin, from Greek, aorist participle of anabainein

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“Anabas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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