maringouin

[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.

Origin of maringouin

< Louisiana French, French; earlier marigoin, marigon, said to be < Tupi marui(m), mbarigui
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