gambusia

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

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

1
1900–05; <New Latin, alteration of Cuban Spanish gambusino;see -ia

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