tiger mosquito

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Like the related tiger mosquito that also carries these diseases, the Ae. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 4 May 2022 The recency of its arrival and that cool name — tiger mosquito! — probably help explain why it’s lodged in our memories. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 The tiger mosquito has a silvery dorsal stripe and white banded legs and is an aggressive biter, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2020 Whatever offspring is produced will die, decreasing the tiger mosquito populations in an area. Lauren Sigfusson, Discover Magazine, 9 Nov. 2017 Using that as a marker, the researchers measured the wing length of tiger mosquitoes trapped across a continuum of neighborhoods in Baltimore. Allen Kim, CNN, 17 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tiger mosquito was in 1835

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“Tiger mosquito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20mosquito. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

tiger mosquito

noun
ti·​ger mosquito ˈtī-gər- How to pronounce tiger mosquito (audio)
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