anabas

anabas

[an-uh-bas]
noun
any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
Compare climbing perch.


Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To anabas
Collins
World English Dictionary
anabas (ˈænəˌbæs)
 
n
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek anabainein to go up; see anabaena]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature