Definition of gourami in English:


Syllabification: gou·ra·mi
Pronunciation: /go͝oˈrämē

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
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    • 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.


late 19th century: from Malay gurami.

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