Definitions

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  • noun Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus Pangasius, native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus.
  • noun A type of modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common throughout much of the developing world, including Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and much of Asia.
  • noun East Africa, South Africa A large broad-bladed knife.

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  • noun a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

Etymologies

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Back-formation from the plural, from the stem of modern Latin Pangasius (genus name), from Bengali  (pāNāś, "mud-coloured fish"), ultimatey from Sanskrit  (paNka, "mud").

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From Swahili panga.

Examples

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  • A kind of boat. Seen here.

    Also: "I sat up late talking with Mayoral and a number of the other boat guides, or pangeros."

    July 15, 2009

  • :-)

    July 15, 2009

  • It's a fish.

    January 2, 2012