- any of several primitive freshwater African fishes of the genus Polypterus having functional lungs as well as gills.
Origin of bichir
probably earlier than 1965–70; < French < dialectal Arabic abu shīr
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Bichir manages to be gruff but sensitive, honest yet mysterious, making Ruiz a mix of righteousness and compassion.‘The Bridge’: FX’s New U.S.-Mexican Border Thriller
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As Bichir put it, his tearjerker role is just the sort that actors “die” for.
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For Bichir, the film was not only a story about immigration, but rather a narrative of the love of a father for his son.
Of these the only one known until very recently was Polypterus bichir of the Nile.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
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