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anabas

[an-uh-bas] /ˈæn əˌbæs/
noun
1.
any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
Compare climbing perch.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena
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British Dictionary definitions for anabas

anabas

/ˈænəˌbæs/
noun
1.
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anabainein to go up; see anabaena
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