climbing perch

climbing perch
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈklaɪmɪŋ pɜrtʃ/
    • /ˈklaɪmɪŋ pɜːtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈklaɪmɪŋ pɜrtʃ/

Definitions of climbing perch words

  • noun climbing perch any of a genus (Anabas) of freshwater gouramies of Southeast Asia and Africa that can live out of water briefly and travel short distances over land 3
  • noun climbing perch a brown labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, having a specialized breathing apparatus that enables it to leave the water and move about on land. 1

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Origin of climbing perch

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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climbing perch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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