kelb–el–bahr

noun \¦kelˌbel¦bär\

Definition of kelb–el–bahr

plural

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  1. :  any of several large formidable characin fishes of the Nile and rivers and lakes of tropical Africa that constitute the genus Hydrocyon, reach a length of about three feet, have strong teeth, and in form resemble a salmon

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Origin and Etymology of kelb–el–bahr

Arabic kalb al-baḥr, literally, the dog of the sea (river, Nile)


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