Komtok
Komtok Kom"tok, n. (Zo["o]l.) An African freshwater fish ({Protopterus annectens}), belonging to the Dipnoi. It can breathe air by means of its lungs, and when waters dry up, it encases itself in a nest of hard mud, where it remains till the rainy season. It is used as food. [1913 Webster]

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  • Protopterus annectens — Komtok Kom tok, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An African freshwater fish ({Protopterus annectens}), belonging to the Dipnoi. It can breathe air by means of its lungs, and when waters dry up, it encases itself in a nest of hard mud, where it remains till the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protopterus — Pro*top te*rus, n. [NL., from Gr. ? first + ? a feather (taken to mean, fin).] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Komtok}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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