bangda

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Noun[edit]

bangda (plural bangdas)

  1. A particular species of fish, Rastrelliger kanagurta.
    • 2007 January 7, Paul Gray, “Gangsta Raj”, New York Times:
      Those who plunge into the novel soon find themselves thrashing in a sea of words and sentences (“On Maganchand Road the thela-wallahs already had their fruit piled high, and the fishsellers were laying out bangda and bombil and paaplet on their slabs”) unencumbered by italics or explication.

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