Clarias

noun Clar·i·as \kla(a)rēəs\

Definition of Clarias

  1. :  a genus of large eellike freshwater catfishes of Africa and southern Asia that survive the dry season buried deep in the mud

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Origin and Etymology of clarias

New Latin, modification of Greek Klarios, an epithet of Apollo, literally, of Klaros, from Klaros city of ancient Greece near Colophon


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