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bichir

[ bich-er ]
/ ˈbɪtʃ ər /
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noun
any of several primitive freshwater African fishes of the genus Polypterus having functional lungs as well as gills.
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Origin of bichir

Probably earlier than 1965–70; <French <dialectal Arabic abu shīr
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