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gourami

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noun gou·ra·mi \gü-ˈrä-mē\

Definition of gourami

plural gourami or gouramis also gouramies

  1. :  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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