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

Word History


Bengali kātlā

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“Catla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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