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gambusia

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noun gam·bu·sia \gam-ˈbü-zh(ē-)ə, -ˈbyü-\

Definition of gambusia

  1. :  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 and Etymology of gambusia

New Latin, modification of American Spanish gambusino gambusia


First Known Use: circa 1889


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