Definition of Gambusia

1. Noun. Mosquitofish.

Exact synonyms: Genus Gambusia
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Poeciliidae, Poeciliidae
Member holonyms: Gambusia Affinis, Mosquitofish



Definition of Gambusia

1. Noun. Any of several freshwater fish, of the genus ''Gambusia'', that feed on the larva of mosquitos, and are used to control them ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gambusia

1. a small fish [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambusia

gamboled
gamboling
gambolled
gambolling
gambols
gambos
gambrel
gambrel roof
gambrel roofs
gambrelled
gambrels
gambrinous
gambroon
gambroons
gambs
gambusia (current term)
gambusias
game-bird
game-changing
game-of-chance
game-point
game-theoretical
game-time decision
game-time decisions
game bag
game bags
game bird
game birds
game board

Literary usage of Gambusia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1912)
"The generic name gambusia was suggested to the late Professor Poey by the ... gambusia was introduced into New Jersey in 1905 and from observations made by ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"gambusia affinis with its synonyms is called by the older name of ... is the same as gambusia jonesi, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1912)
"The generic name gambusia was suggested to the late Professor Poey by the ... gambusia was introduced into New Jersey in 1905 and from observations made by ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"gambusia affinis with its synonyms is called by the older name of ... is the same as gambusia jonesi, ..."

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