from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A freshwater fish of the family Anabantidae, native to Africa and southeast Asia and including the gourami and climbing perch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, type of the family Anabantidæ (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
Greek anabās, aorist participle of anabainein, to go up, climb; see anabaena.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)