any of a large genus (Culex) of mosquitoes, including many of the most common species found in North America and Europe
Origin of culexModern Latin from L, a gnat from Indo-European base an unverified form ??-, sharp, pointed from source Old Irish cuil, gnat, Sanskrit ?ula-, spear
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito .
Origin of culexLatin gnat
Directly from Latin culex (“mosquito”).