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anabas

[ an-uh-bas ]
/ ˈæn əˌbæs /
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noun
any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
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Origin of anabas

First recorded in 1835–45; from New Latin, from Greek, participle of anabaínein “to go up”; see origin at ana-, come
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British Dictionary definitions for anabas

anabas
/ (ˈænəˌbæs) /

noun
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish

Word Origin for anabas

C19: from New Latin, from Greek anabainein to go up; see anabaena
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