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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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