Definition of gourami in English:

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gourami

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈrämē/

noun (plural same or gouramis)

A small, brightly colored Asian labyrinth fish, popular in aquariums. It builds a nest of bubbles, which is typically guarded by the male.
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with gourami

army, balmy, barmy, macramé, origami, palmy, pastrami, salami, smarmy, swami, tsunami, Yanomami

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Syllabification: gou·ra·mi

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