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bichir

[bich-er] /ˈbɪtʃ ər/
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1.
any of several primitive freshwater African fishes of the genus Polypterus having functional lungs as well as gills.
Origin of bichir
1965-1970
probably earlier than 1965-70; < French < dialectal Arabic abu shīr
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