gambusia


gam·bu·sia

noun \gam-ˈbü-zh(ē-)ə, -ˈbyü-\

Definition of GAMBUSIA

:  any of a genus (Gambusia) of live-bearers (family Poeciliidae) including some introduced as exterminators of mosquito larvae in warm freshwaters — compare mosquito fish

Origin of GAMBUSIA

New Latin, modification of American Spanish gambusino gambusia
First Known Use: circa 1889

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