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  • n. A large broad-bladed knife.
  • n. Any of various edible freshwater fish of the genus Pangasius, native to southeast Asia, especially the iridescent shark, Pangasius hypophthalmus.
  • n. 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.

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


From Swahili panga. (Wiktionary)
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"). (Wiktionary)



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  • It's a fish.

    January 2, 2012

  • :-)

    July 15, 2009

  • 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