Anabas

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Anabas the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anabas (Zoöl) A genus of fishes, remarkable for their power of living long out of water, and of making their way on land for considerable distances, and for climbing trees; the climbing fishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anabas A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, type of the family Anabantidæ (which see). Anabas scandens is the celebrated climbing-fish of India, about 6 inches long, which is enabled by the peculiar modification of the branchial apparatus to live a long time out of water, to proceed some distance on dry land, and to climb trees for a distance of about 6 or 7 feet. See climbing-fish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , p. p. of to advance

Usage

In literature:

Anabas scandens, 349, 350.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
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In news:

Oxnard's Anaba Sushi is on a roll.
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