ba·​gre | \ ˈbä(ˌ)grā, ˈba-, -₋rē, -₋rə \

Definition of bagre

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

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First Known Use of bagre

circa 1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bagre

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

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“Bagre.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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