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gambusia

[gam-byoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /gæmˈbyu ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun
1.
any fish of the genus Gambusia, comprising small livebearers that feed on aquatic insect larvae and are used to control mosquitoes.
Origin of gambusia
Cuban Spanish
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin, alteration of Cuban Spanish gambusino; see -ia
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