Definition of gourami
plural gourami or gouramis also gouramies
: any of numerous African and Asian tropical freshwater bony fishes (order Perciformes): as a : a large Asian food fish (Osphronemus goramy of the family Osphronemidae) b : any of various small fishes (families Belontiidae and Helostomatidae) often kept in aquariums
Origin of gourami
Malay dialect (Java), from Javanese graméh
First Known Use: 1878
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