climbing perch


noun

a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to leave the water and move about on land.

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Origin of climbing perch

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for climbing perch

  • I ascended the rivers with the salmon, and fathomed the motives of the climbing-perch.

    Tales of the Chesapeake|George Alfred Townsend