bagre

noun

ba·​gre
ˈbä(ˌ)grā,
ˈba-,
-₋rē,
-₋rə
1
plural -s : any of various catfishes especially of Spanish-American waters
2
capitalized : the genus (family Ariidae) to which the gaff-topsail catfish belongs

Word History

Etymology

Spanish & Portuguese, from Arabic bāghir, baghār, probably from Latin pagrus, a bream

First Known Use

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bagre was circa 1736

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“Bagre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bagre. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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