gou·​ra·​mi | \ gü-ˈrä-mē How to pronounce gourami (audio) \
plural gourami or gouramis also gouramies

Definition of gourami

: any of numerous African and Asian tropical freshwater bony fishes (order Perciformes): such 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

First Known Use of gourami

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gourami

Malay dialect (Java), from Javanese graméh

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“Gourami.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gourami?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=g&file=gouram01. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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