[ mar-uhn-gwan; French ma-ran-gwan ]
/ ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃ /
noun, plural mar·in·gouins [mar-uhn-gwanz; French ma-ran-gwan]. /ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃z; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃/. Louisiana.
a mosquito, especially a large swamp mosquito.
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Origin of maringouin
<Louisiana French, French; earlier marigoin, marigon, said to be <Tupi marui(m), mbarigui
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Example sentences from the Web for maringouin
He was of a lively, active disposition and known by his comrades as "Maringouin" (mosquito).Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
Looking down into it, I see many larvae of the maringouin, or large mosquito: no fish.Two Years in the French West Indies|Lafcadio Hearn