yellow-fever mosquito

[ yel-oh-fee-ver ]

  1. a mosquito, Aedes aegypti, that transmits yellow fever and dengue.

Origin of yellow-fever mosquito

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

Words Nearby yellow-fever mosquito Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use yellow-fever mosquito in a sentence

  • We have seen how certain kinds, such as the yellow fever mosquito, are "domestic" species.

    Insects and Diseases | Rennie W. Doane
  • The yellow fever mosquito breeds in cisterns, water barrels, pitchers and in the various water receptacles about the house.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
  • It is impossible to speak of Rio without mentioning Petropolis, which owes its success to the yellow-fever mosquito.

    South America To-day | Georges Clemenceau
  • The yellow-fever mosquito bites for the most part during the day, but will do so at any time when there is light.

    Health on the Farm | H. F. Harris