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): such asa :  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 and Etymology of gourami

Malay dialect (Java), from Javanese graméh


First Known Use: 1878


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