a mosquito, especially a large swamp mosquito.
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How to use maringouin in a sentence
Of mosquitoes and maringouin mosquitoes and all insects of that sort, the females alone prick and suck the blood of mammifers.The Natural Philosophy of Love | Remy de Gourmont
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
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