catla

noun

cat·​la
ˈkätlə,
-ˌlä
plural -s
: either of two very large cyprinid fishes extensively used as food in southeast Asia:
a
: an Indian fish (Catla catla) often cultivated in ponds and attaining a length of six feet
b
: a fish (C. siamensis) that is most common in Thailand and that may exceed nine feet in length

Word History

Etymology

Bengali kātlā

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“Catla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catla. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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