Definition of basa in English:

basa

noun

US
  • Any of several large Asian catfishes of the genera Pangasius and Pangasianodon (family Pangasiidae) native to the Mekong Delta, where they are farmed and exported as food fishes; specifically Pangasius bocourti.

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in Saigon Times Daily. From Vietnamese ba sa (more fully cá ba sa basa fish), further etymology uncertain.

Pronunciation

basa

/ˈbasə/