Definition of gambusia in English:

gambusia

Line breaks: gam|busia
Pronunciation: /ɡamˈb(j)uːsɪə
 
/

noun

A small live-bearing fish found in mangrove creeks and brackish waters of the southern US and northern Mexico.
  • Genus Gambusia, family Poecilidae: several species, in particular G. affinis, widely introduced for mosquito control (also called mosquito fish)
More example sentences
  • Dozens of small gambusia fish in each pool keep mosquitoes in check.
  • The gambusia can retreat to the pool during dry periods and then re-colonize other areas as the water returns.
  • If anything, the gambusias may be too small for the gar to bother with right now.

Origin

modern Latin, alteration of American Spanish gambusino.

Definition of gambusia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
noun
a microscopic animal