Definition of gambusia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡamˈbyo͞oZHə/


Another term for mosquitofish.
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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Syllabification: gam·bu·sia

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