mahseer

noun
mah·​seer
variants: or less commonly mahsir \ ˈmäˌsi(ə)r \ or mahsur \ -​sə(r) \ or mahaseer or mahasir \ məˈhäˌsi(ə)r \
plural mahseer

Definition of mahseer

: a large Indian freshwater cyprinid food and sport fish (Barbus mosal)

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History and Etymology for mahseer

Hindi mahāsir, probably from Sanskrit mahat big, great + śiras head

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“Mahseer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mahseer. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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