cuchia

noun

cu·​chia
ˈküchēə
plural -s
: a sluggish fish (Amphipnous cuchia) resembling an eel, inhabiting swamps in Bengal, and having membranous vascular sacs enabling it to breathe air and most fins absent or vestigial

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Bengali kũciyā

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“Cuchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuchia. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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