Definition of gambusia in English:


Syllabification: gam·bu·sia
Pronunciation: /gamˈbyo͞oZHə


  • another term for mosquitofish.
    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.


modern Latin, alteration of American Spanish gambusino.

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