any of various large freshwater Indian cyprinid fishes, such as Barbus tor
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How to use mahseer in a sentence
Though called the salmon of India, the mahseer is really a species of barbel.
I rather think the Taiping water is too discoloured and sandy for mahseer.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah | William G. Burn Murdoch
You have heard of the famous mahseer—some of them over eighty or a hundred pounds weight?Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier | James Inglis
There was a movement under the cloth, and a little snake wriggled out, to be back-broken by the butt of the mahseer-rod.Life's Handicap | Rudyard Kipling
I never myself eat any mahseer, or other Indian river fish, anything like it.The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains | Augustus Henry Irby