noun, plural mos·qui·toes, mos·qui·tos.
- mosley, sir oswald ernald,
- mosquito boat,
- mosquito coast,
- mosquito fleet,
- mosquito fly,
- mosquito forceps
Origin of mosquito
noun, plural Mos·qui·tos, (especially collectively) Mos·qui·to.
noun, plural Mis·ki·tos, (especially collectively) Mis·ki·to for 1.
Examples from the Web for mosquito
I chose it for its metaphorical resonance, but the mosquito bite theory might be the worse.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil|William O’Connor|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On another trip, a defiant caiman (a South American crocodile) devours his mosquito net.
Its path here is almost comic: evidence indicates that the mosquito was brought because of the international used tire trade.
In contrast to the veteran Anopheles, the Aedes mosquito did not arrive until the 1980s.
What she concluded is that mosquito attractiveness is all relative.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The blackfly and mosquito attack both man and beast in maddening millions.Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|William Wood
Here they found the breeze good and the mosquito nuisance much diminished.The Young Alaskans in the Rockies|Emerson Hough
This was in 1911, and only in 1915 has a mosquito law been passed in Connecticut.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
In mosquito season a loose cheese cloth door may be attached.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
On the night of the King's arrival at Blois, this damsel was disfigured with mosquito bites.Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle|Arvede Barine
noun plural -toes or -tos
Word Origin for mosquito
1580s, from Spanish mosquito "little gnat," diminutive of mosca "fly," from Latin musca "fly," from PIE root *mu- "gnat, fly," imitative of insect buzzing (cf. Sanskrit maksa-, Greek myia, Old English mycg, Modern English midge, Old Church Slavonic mucha), perhaps imitative of the sound of humming insects.