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 (go͝o-rä′mē, go͝or′ə-)
n. pl. gourami or gou·ra·mis or gou·ra·mies
Any of various freshwater fishes of Southeast Asia of the families Osphronemidae and sometimes Belontiidae, capable of breathing air and popular in home aquariums.

[Malay gurami, carp, of Javanese origin.]
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n, pl -mi or -mis
1. (Animals) a large SE Asian labyrinth fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food and (when young) as an aquarium fish
2. (Animals) any of various other labyrinth fishes, such as Helostoma temmincki (kissing gourami), many of which are brightly coloured and popular aquarium fishes
[from Malay gurami]
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(gʊˈrɑ mi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -mi, (esp. for kinds or species) -mis.
any of various tropical freshwater labyrinth fishes, of Asia and Africa, esp. Osphronemus goramy, a large Oriental food fish, and others popular for home aquariums.
[1875–80; < Malay]
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Utilization of spirulina algae as a source of carotenoid pigment for blue gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus, Pallas).
Madeline admires Angela's sketches; Angela assists Madeline with the water changes in the twenty-gallon aquarium where she is breeding pearl-dot gouramis. Madeline tells her about gouramis, and Angela begins to see that they are not dull, but quite beautiful.
Por el contrario los resultados del presente trabajo difieren parcialmente de lo descrito en trabajos de Low & Sin (32, 35) en los cuales se demostro que la exposicion a niveles de 90 [micro]g/L de mercurio no afecto la respuesta bactericida del plasma en gouramis (Trichogaster trichopterus, Pallus).
He netted three with fiery bodies and black tails, as well as three giant white mollies and a pair of dwarf gouramis.
Do you tend to confuse your Croaking Gourami with your Thick-lipped Gourami?