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[mar-uh n-gwan; French ma-ran-gwan]
noun, plural mar·in·gouins [mar-uh n-gwanz; French ma-ran-gwan] /ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃z; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃/. Louisiana.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for maringouin

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Of mosquitoes and maringouin mosquitoes and all insects of that sort, the females alone prick and suck the blood of mammifers.