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gourami

Line breaks: gou|rami
Pronunciation: /ɡʊ(ə)ˈrɑːmi
 
, ˈɡʊərəmi
 
/

Definition of gourami in English:

noun (plural same or gouramis)

A small brightly coloured Asian labyrinth fish, popular in aquaria.
  • Belontiidae and related families: several species
Example sentences
  • We have a freshwater fish tank community of tetras, catfish, gouramis and loaches.
  • If you want a somewhat larger Gourami in your aquarium, the Moonlight Gourami is a good option.
  • Blue Gouramis are among those fish who possess a labyrinth organ, which allows them to breath air directly.

Origin

late 19th century: from Malay gurami.

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