aedes

or a·ë·des

[ ey-ee-deez ]

noun
  1. any mosquito of the genus Aedes.

Origin of aedes

1
<New Latin (1818) <Greek aēdḗs distasteful, unpleasant, equivalent to a-a-6 + -ēdēs, combining form of hēdýs sweet, akin to hēdonḗ pleasure. See sweet

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How to use aedes in a sentence

  • The story centers on aedes albopictus, aka the Tiger mosquito, a newcomer to the New World.

  • O pulerae sine luxes aedes, vitaeque decore Splendida paupertas ingenuusque pudor!

    Julian Home | Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  • aedes in colle Quirinali Romulo constituta, ipse pro deo cultus et Quirinus est appellatus.

    Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
  • Postridie omnes ad aedes regias convenerunt silentesque exspectabant quid futurum esset.

    Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
  • The very officers of the Plebeians, the famous Plebeian aediles, get their name from association with this temple (aedes).

    The Religion of Numa | Jesse Benedict Carter
  • Like the David, it used to live out of doors, until in 1755 Nicolaus Martelli "in aedes suas transtulit."

    Donatello | David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for aedes

aedes

/ (eɪˈiːdiːz) /


noun
  1. any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue

Origin of aedes

1
C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a- 1 + ēdos pleasant

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