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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jul. 2024.

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