cat·​la | \ ˈkätlə, -ˌlä \
plural -s

Definition of catla

: 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

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History and Etymology for catla

Bengali kātlā

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“Catla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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