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yellow-fever mosquito

[yel-oh-fee-ver] /ˈyɛl oʊˈfi vər/
a mosquito, Aedes aegypti, that transmits yellow fever and dengue.
Origin of yellow-fever mosquito
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is impossible to speak of Rio without mentioning Petropolis, which owes its success to the yellow-fever mosquito.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau
  • The yellow-fever mosquito bites for the most part during the day, but will do so at any time when there is light.

    Health on the Farm H. F. Harris

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