Origin of anabas

1835–45; < New Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for anabas


  1. 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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