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Mos·qui·to

 (mə-skē′tō)
n. pl. Mosquito or Mos·qui·tos

[Spanish misquito, mosquito, from Miskito Miskitu, ethnic self-designation.]

mos·qui·to

 (mə-skē′tō)
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.]

mosquito

(məˈskiːtəʊ)
n, pl -toes or -tos
(Animals) any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae: the females have a long proboscis adapted for piercing the skin of man and animals to suck their blood. See also aedes, anopheles, culex
[C16: from Spanish, diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca]

mos•qui•to

(məˈski toʊ)

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]

Mos•qui•to

(məˈski toʊ)

n., pl. -tos, (esp. collectively) -to.
(formerly) Miskito.

mos·qui·to

(mə-skē′tō)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animalsmosquito - 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 aegypti, yellow-fever mosquito - mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue
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
malaria mosquito, malarial mosquito - transmits the malaria parasite
common mosquito, Culex pipiens - common house mosquito
Culex fatigans, Culex quinquefasciatus - widespread tropical mosquito that transmits filarial worms
Translations
بَعُوضَةٌبَعوضَه
комар
komármoskyt
myg
kulo
hyttynenmoskiittosääski
komarac
szúnyog
nyamuk
moskítófluga
모기
culex
moskitas
moskītsods
ţânţar
komármoskyt
komar
komarackomarica
mygga
ยุง
комар
con muỗi

mosquito

[mɒsˈkiːtəʊ]
A. N (mosquitoes (pl)) → mosquito m, zancudo m (LAm)
B. CPD mosquito bite Npicadura f de mosquito
mosquito net Nmosquitero m, mosquitera f

mosquito

[mɒˈskiːtəʊ] [mosquitoes] (pl) nmoustique mmosquito bite npiqûre f de moustiquemosquito coil nspirale f antimoustiquemosquito netting nmoustiquaires fpl
the mosquito netting over the windows → les moustiquaires des fenêtresmosquito repellent nantimoustique m

mosquito

n pl <-es> → Stechmücke f; (in tropics) → Moskito m

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.

mosquito

بَعُوضَةٌ komár myg Stechmücke κουνούπι mosquito hyttynen moustique komarac zanzara 모기 mug mygg komar mosquito комар mygga ยุง sivrisinek con muỗi 蚊子

mosquito

n (pl -toes o -tos) mosquito
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The mists of Horican are not like the curls from a peace-pipe, or the smoke which settles above a mosquito fire.
Marie disposed herself on a lounge, under a silken mosquito curtain, and was soon sound asleep.
Shut the mosquito nettin' door tight behind you, so 's to keep the flies out; it ain't flytime yet, but I want you to start right; take your passel along with ye and then you won't have to come down for it; always make your head save your heels.
Among the numerous afflictions which the Europeans have entailed upon some of the natives of the South Seas, is the accidental introduction among them of that enemy of all repose and ruffler of even tempers--the Mosquito.
Nine men out of ten would flee from a Royal Society soiree in extremity of boredom; but Creighton was the tenth, and at times his soul yearned for the crowded rooms in easy London where silver-haired, bald- headed gentlemen who know nothing of the Army move among spectroscopic experiments, the lesser plants of the frozen tundras, electric flight-measuring machines, and apparatus for slicing into fractional millimetres the left eye of the female mosquito.
The air was calm, full of the eternal hum of insects, a tropical chorus of many octaves, from the deep drone of the bee to the high, keen pipe of the mosquito.
Away down toward the far end of the church (I thought it was really clear at the far end, but discovered afterward that it was in the centre, under the dome,) stood the thing they call the baldacchino--a great bronze pyramidal frame-work like that which upholds a mosquito bar.
I never heard such yells; but it might have been a mosquito buzzing for all the effect they produced.
The bedrooms at the hotel were all on the same pattern, save that some were larger and some smaller; they had a floor of dark red tiles; they had a high bed, draped in mosquito curtains; they had each a writing-table and a dressing-table, and a couple of arm-chairs.
There came a night when he raved, and the sound of a woman's name rang out from the open windows of the little bungalow, rang out through the drawn mosquito netting amongst the palm-trees, across the surf-topped sea to the great steamer which lay in the bay.
By the way, you spoke about the Mosquito Coast just now.
The cares of the plantation rushed upon him, and he sat up in bed, clutching at the wall for support as the mosquito screen lurched dizzily around him.