Mosquito meaning

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The definition of a mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae that sucks blood from animals.

An example of a mosquito is a pesky flying summer bug that can cause West Nile virus, malaria and yellow fever.

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A small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood, leaving an itching bump on the skin. However, only the female of the species bites animals and humans. They are known to carry diseases like malaria and yellow fever.
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To fly close to the ground, seemingly without a course.
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The De Havilland Mosquito, a Second World War military aircraft.
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A settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of mosquito

  • Spanish Portuguese from diminutive of mosca fly from Latin musca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish misquito, mosquito from Miskito Miskitu ethnic self-designation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish mosquito (“gnat"), diminutive of Spanish mosca (“fly"), from Latin musca (“fly"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÅ«s- (“fly, stinging fly, gnat"). Cognate with Flemish meuzie (“mosquito"), Swedish dialectal mausa (“mosquito"), Lithuanian musÄ— (“a fly"). See also midge.

    From Wiktionary