gou·​ra·​mi gü-ˈrä-mē How to pronounce gourami (audio)
plural gourami or gouramis also gouramies
: any of numerous African and Asian tropical freshwater bony fishes (order Perciformes): such as
: a large Asian food fish (Osphronemus goramy of the family Osphronemidae)
: any of various small fishes (families Belontiidae and Helostomatidae) often kept in aquariums

Word History


Malay dialect (Java), from Javanese graméh

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gourami was in 1878

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“Gourami.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourami. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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