Definition of Mahseer

1. Noun. An endangered large-scaled carp of the family ''Cyprinidae'', found in rivers and lakes of India, Malaysia, and Southern Asia generally, valued as a game fish. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mahseer

1. a large freshwater fish [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mahseer

mahogany gaspipe
mahogany tree
maholi
mahon stock
mahone
mahones
mahonia
mahonias
mahoohoo
mahoosive
mahori
mahorka
mahout
mahouts
mahr
mahseer (current term)
mahseers
mahsir
mahsirs
mahua
mahuang
mahuangs
mahuas
mahurat
mahurats
mahusive
mahwa
mahwa tree
mahwas
mahzor

Literary usage of Mahseer

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1. Hindu-Koh: Wanderings and Wild Sport on and Beyond the Himalayas by Donald Macintyre (1889)
"THOSE who have fished both for salmon and mahseer will doubtless agree with me ... In its habits the mahseer much resembles the salmon, except that it never ..."

2. The Rod in India: Being Hints how to Obtain Sport, with Remarks on the by Henry Sullivan Thomas (1897)
"GRAM-FISHING FOR mahseer. "The pleasantest angling 'tis to see the fish Cut with her golden oars the silver stream And greedily devour the treacherous bait. ..."

3. Fishing by Horace Gordon Hutchinson (1904)
"CHAPTER V FISHING-RODS AND TACKLE FOR mahseer By JOHN JAMES HARDY FISHING-RODS, ... The food of the mahseer being of so general and varied a character, ..."

4. Tank Angling in India by Henry Sullivan Thomas (1887)
"When lately sending mahseer fry by request to Ceylon, though by the way it has since been discovered that they have them indigenous, it was on mosquito ..."

5. Fifty Years' Reminiscences of India: A Retrospect of Travel, Adventure and by Fitz William Thomas Pollok (1896)
"... carts—Share ponies—A hunt with dogs described—A tigress— Teak forests—mahseer-fishing in the ..."

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