genus Anabas

noun
the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
Syn: ↑Anabas
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Anabantidae, ↑family Anabantidae
Member Meronyms: ↑climbing perch, ↑Anabas testudineus, ↑A. testudineus

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  • anabas — [an′ə bas΄] n. [ModL < Gr < anabainein (see ANABASIS): so named from its habit of climbing] any of a genus (Anabas) of freshwater gouramies (family Anabantidae), of Africa and SE Asia, that can live for a long time out of water, as the… …   English World dictionary

  • Anabas testudineus — noun a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land • Syn: ↑climbing perch, ↑A. testudineus • Hypernyms: ↑fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Anabas, ↑genus Anabas …   Useful english dictionary

  • anabas — /an euh bas /, n. any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia. Cf. climbing perch. [1835 45; < NL < Gk, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See ANABAENA] * * * …   Universalium

  • anabas — /ˈænəbæs/ (say anuhbas) noun any member of the genus Anabas which comprises small, freshwater, perch like fishes of southern Asia and Africa. {New Latin, from Greek, aorist participle of anabainein go up} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Anabas — n. any of the freshwater fish of the climbing perch family native to Asia and Africa, esp. the genus Anabas, able to breathe air and move on land. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk past part. of anabaino walk up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anabas — An a*bas, n. [Gr. ?, p. p. of ? to advance.] (Zo[ o]l.) 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anabantid — ˌanəˈbantə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Anabantidae, from Anabant , Anabas, type genus + idae : of or relating to the genus Anabas or the family Anabantidae * * * /an euh ban tid/, n. 1. any of several fishes of the family Anabantidae,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • A. testudineus — noun a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land • Syn: ↑climbing perch, ↑Anabas testudineus • Hypernyms: ↑fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Anabas, ↑genus Anabas …   Useful english dictionary

  • climbing perch — noun a small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land • Syn: ↑Anabas testudineus, ↑A. testudineus • Hypernyms: ↑fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Anabas, ↑genus Anabas …   Useful english dictionary

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