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  • n. Plural form of late.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of large percoid fishes, of which one species (Lates Niloticus) inhabits the Nile, and another (Lates calcarifer) is found in the Ganges and other Indian rivers. They are valued as food fishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of serranoid fishes. Lates nilotica is known as the Nile perch.
  • n. A fish of this genus; the Nile perch. It sometimes grows to the length of 3 feet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of large percoid fishes of fresh and brackish water

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