Definition of mahseer in English:


Line breaks: mah|seer
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːsɪə


A large edible freshwater fish of the carp family, native to northern India and the Himalayan region.
  • Genus Tor, family Cyprinidae: several species, especially the Putitor mahseer (T. putitora)
More example sentences
  • Expeditions in pursuit of Atlantic blue marlin, Indian mahseer, tiger fish, Pacific salmon were the norm and what fantastic prize trips they were.
  • Plenty of photos of huge fish of all kinds - 90 lb mahseer from India, 200 lb stingrays, huge sharks, sailfish, carp - you name it and he's caught it.
  • It was a long time before we found a spot to pull in for the night, a nice beach with the rapids breaking not too far away, it wasn't long before a fish of 15-20 lb leapt of the water, not a mahseer though.


via Hindi from Sanskrit mahā 'great' + śaphara 'carp'.

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