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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
References in classic literature ?
As Ned remarked, it did look like a camping party, for in the canoes were tents, cooking utensils and, most important, mosquito canopies of heavy netting.
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.
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. At the Sandwich Islands and at two or three of the Society group, there are now thriving colonies of these insects, who promise ere long to supplant altogether the aboriginal sand-flies.
He was a stranger in the locality, so had no means of knowing that summer homes were always burgled on Long Island every year, as regularly as the coming of the mosquito and the advent of the jelly-fish.
But he was aware of renewed strength, and, by then too thoroughly inoculated by the mosquito poison to suffer further inflammation, he closed his eyes and slept an unbroken stretch till sun-up.
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. Beyond the veranda was a small cleared garden, bounded with cactus hedges and adorned with clumps of flowering shrubs, round which the great blue butterflies and the tiny humming-birds fluttered and darted in crescents of sparkling light.
"By the way, you spoke about the Mosquito Coast just now.
There, buzzing in the air at the tip of his nose, was a lone mosquito. It was a full-grown mosquito, one that had lain frozen in a dry log all winter and that had now been thawed out by the sun.
A number of Mosquitoes seeing its plight settled upon it and enjoyed a good meal undisturbed by its tail.
Its shores seemed to be thickly set with brambles and thorny plants, growing together in wild confusion, and were literally hidden, sometimes, from the gaze, by myriads of mosquitoes of a light-brown hue.
But the stories my father told me, sometimes odd enough stories to tell a little girl, as we wandered about the echoing rooms, or hung over the stone balustrade and fed the fishes in the lake, or picked the pale dog-roses in the hedges, or lay in the boat in a shady reed-grown bay while he smoked to keep the mosquitoes off, were after all only traditions, imparted to me in small doses from time to time, when his earnest desire not to raise his remarks above the level of dulness supposed to be wholesome for Backfische was neutralised by an impulse to share his thoughts with somebody who would laugh; whereas the place I was bound for on my latest pilgrimage was filled with living, first-hand memories of all the enchanted years that lie between two and eighteen.
The mosquitoes made merry over her, biting her firm, round arms and nipping at her bare insteps.