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Related to mosquito: mosquito hawk, Mosquito eater, Mosquito repellent
n. pl. Mosquito or Mos·qui·tos
[Spanish misquito, mosquito, from Miskito Miskitu, ethnic self-designation.]
n. pl. mos·qui·toes or mos·qui·tos
Any of numerous slender two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, having aquatic larvae and in the adult female a long proboscis, used in most species for sucking blood. Some species of mosquitoes transmit the pathogens that cause certain diseases, notably malaria, yellow fever, and dengue. Also called regionally skeeter. See Note at tater.
[Spanish and Portuguese, from diminutive of mosca, fly, from Latin musca.]
n, pl -toes or -tos
[C16: from Spanish, diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca]
n., pl. -toes, -tos.
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever.
[1575–85; < Sp, =mosc(a) fly (< Latin musca) + -ito diminutive suffix]
n., pl. -tos, (esp. collectively) -to.
Any of various winged insects related to the flies whose females suck blood through a tubular piercing organ called a proboscis. Some kinds transmit diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.
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|Noun||1.||mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals|
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
gnat - (British usage) mosquito
Aedes albopictus, Asian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
anopheline - any mosquito of the genus Anopheles
mosquito[mɒsˈkiːtəʊ] n (mosquitoes (pl)) → zanzara
mosquito(məˈskiːtou) – plural moˈsquito(e)s – noun
any of several types of small insect, which suck blood from animals and people and in this way transmit diseases such as malaria. muskiet بَعوضَه комар mosquito moskyt das Moskito myg κουνούπιmosquito sääsk, moskiito پشه sääski moustiqueיתוש मच्छर komarac szúnyog nyamuk moskítófluga zanzara 蚊 모기 moskitas, uodas moskīts; ods nyamuk mugmyggkomar, moskit غوماشى mosquito ţânţar комар; москит moskyt, komár komar komarac moskit, stickmygga ยุง sivrisinek 蚊子 москіт; комар مچھر con muỗi 蚊子