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maringouin

[ mar-uhn-gwan; French ma-ran-gwan ]
/ ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃ /
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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

First recorded in 1800–05; from Louisiana French, French; earlier marigoin, marigon, from Tupi marui(m), mbarigui
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