Definition of featherback in English:


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A tropical freshwater fish native to southern Asia and Africa, with a strongly humped back, a small feather-like dorsal fin, and a long anal fin that runs from the belly to the tail. Also called knifefish.
  • Family Notopteridae: four genera and several species, in particular the large edible Notopterus chitala of Asia
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  • I think I been around the purple featherbacks too long.

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