n. any of many freshwater ganoid fish with functional lungs and gills found in the Nile and other rivers in Africa

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  • Bichir — Bi*chir , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A remarkable ganoid fish ({Polypterus bichir}) found in the Nile and other African rivers. See {Brachioganoidei}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bichir — For the Lebanese Mexican family, see Bichir family. Bichirs Temporal range: Cretaceous–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • bichir — /ˈbiʃə/ (say beeshuh) noun (plural bichir or bichirs) a large primitive, bony, freshwater fish, Polypterus bichir, found in the upper Nile and in certain neighbouring waters. {French, from Arabic abu shīr} Usage: For variation in the plural… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bichir — nilinis daugiapelekis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Polypterus bichir angl. bichir rus. бишир; нильский многопёр ryšiai: platesnis terminas – paprastieji daugiapelekiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • bichir — /bich euhr/, n. any of several primitive freshwater African fishes of the genus Polypterus having functional lungs as well as gills. [‡1965 70; < F < dial. Ar abu shir] * * * ▪ fish also called  lobefin,         any of about 10 species of… …   Universalium

  • bichir — ˈbichə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: French : a large primitive fish (Polypterus bichir) of the order Cladistia found in the upper Nile and certain neighboring waters and esteemed as food …   Useful english dictionary

  • bichir — noun /ˈbiːtʃər,bɪˈʃiːr,ˈbɪtʃər/ A group of ray finned fish of the family Polypteridae in the order Polypteriformes …   Wiktionary

  • bichir — [ bɪʃɪə] noun an elongated African freshwater fish with hard shiny scales and a series of separate fins along its back. [Genus Polypterus: several species.] Origin 1960s: via Fr. from dialect Arab. abu shīr …   English new terms dictionary

  • bichir — bich·ir …   English syllables

  • Bichir family — The Bichir family (Arabic,بشير) is a prominent Mexican family of entertainers of Lebanese origin.Prominent members are: *Alejandro Bichir, an actor *Marisol Nájera, an actress wife of AlejandroAnd their three sons, referred to as the Bichir… …   Wikipedia

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