any of a large genus (Aëdes) of mosquitoes, esp. a mosquito (A. aegypti) that carries the viruses that cause yellow fever and dengue
Origin of aëdesModern Latin from Classical Greek a?d?s, unpleasant from a-, not + h?dys, sweet
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.
Origin of aedesNew Latin Aēdēs genus name from Greek aēdēs unpleasant a- not ; see a- 1. ēdos pleasure ; see swād- in Indo-European roots.