variants or less commonly mahsir
or mahsur
or mahaseer or mahasir
plural mahseer
: a large Indian freshwater cyprinid food and sport fish (Barbus mosal)

Word History


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

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“Mahseer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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