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climbing perch

noun
1.
a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to leave the water and move about on land.
Origin of climbing perch
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • I ascended the rivers with the salmon, and fathomed the motives of the climbing-perch.

    Tales of the Chesapeake George Alfred Townsend

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