(comparative more mosquitoey, superlative most mosquitoey)
- Swarming with mosquitoes.
mosquito + -ey
Variant of mosquito
nounpl. mosquitoes or mosquitos
any of a large family (Culicidae) of two-winged dipteran insects, the females of which have skin-piercing mouthparts used to extract blood from animals, including humans: some varieties are carriers of certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever
Origin of mosquitoSpanish and amp; Portuguese diminutive of mosca ; from Classical Latin musca, a fly: see midge