gambusia

[gam-byoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun

any fish of the genus Gambusia, comprising small livebearers that feed on aquatic insect larvae and are used to control mosquitoes.

Nearby words

  1. gamboge,
  2. gambol,
  3. gambrel,
  4. gambrel roof,
  5. gambrinus,
  6. game,
  7. game bird,
  8. game birds,
  9. game chips,
  10. game face

Origin of gambusia

1900–05; < New Latin, alteration of Cuban Spanish gambusino; see -ia

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