gambusia[gam byo̵̅o̅′zē ə, -sē ə]
☆ any of a genus (Gambusia) of small freshwater livebearers useful in mosquito control, including the mosquitofish
Origin of gambusiaModern Latin altered from Cuban Spanish gambusino
Any of various small live-bearing fishes of the genus Gambusia of the Americas, which are popular in home aquariums and have become widely naturalized because of their use for mosquito control.
Origin of gambusiaNew Latin Gambusia, genus name, from American Spanish gambusino.