- any of various large freshwater Indian cyprinid fishes, such as Barbus tor
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Just where it emerges from under the barrier it forms a pool which is crowded with mahseer of all sizes.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings
Krishna das Kaviraja
Just where it emerges from under the barrier, it forms a pool, which is crowded with mahseer of all sizes.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
In India at least one member of the family, the mahseer, takes rank with the salmon as a "big game" fish.
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