Definition of Mosquito

1. Noun. Two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals.




Definition of Mosquito

1. n. Any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvæ and pupæ, called wigglers, are aquatic.

Definition of Mosquito

1. Proper noun. The De Havilland Mosquito, a Second World War military aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Verb. To fly close to the ground, seemingly without a course. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mosquito

1. a winged insect [n -TOES or -TOS]

Medical Definition of Mosquito

1. Origin: Sp. Mosquito, fr. Moscafly, L. Musca. Cf. Musket. Any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvae and pupae, called wigglers, are aquatic. Alternative forms: musquito] Mosquito bar, Mosquito net, a net or curtain for excluding mosquitoes, used for beds and windows. Mosquito fleet, a fleet of small vessels. Mosquito hawk, a dragon fly; so called because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes. Mosquito netting, a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for making mosquito bars. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mosquito

moshings
moshpit
moshpits
mosied
mosies
mosing
mosk
moskovium
mosks
moslings
mososaurus
mosque
mosqueless
mosquelike
mosques
mosquito (current term)
mosquito bite
mosquito bites
mosquito boat
mosquito clamp
mosquito control
mosquito craft
mosquito fern
mosquito forceps
mosquito hawk
mosquito net
mosquito nets
mosquitocidal
mosquitocide
mosquitocides

Literary usage of Mosquito

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

1. Guide to the Materials in London Archives for the History of the United by Charles Oscar Paullin, Frederic Logan Paxson (1914)
"on the attitude of Nicaragua respecting the boundary of mosquito, ... mosquito. Correspondence of the Foreign Office with British consuls and others on the ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1850)
"It is stated, however, in Strangeways' Account of the mosquito Shore, (not a work of authority), that these mosquito Kays give the name to the country ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"The cause of this act was a quarrel with Nicaragua over the boundary of the mosquito territory. The dependencies of the British Crown in Central America ..."

4. The Progress of America, from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846 by John Macgregor (1847)
"THE mosquito TERRITORY. capital are necessary. With these elements the mosquito Territory would become a wealthy and important country. ..."

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