noun Etymology: New Latin, modification of American Spanish gambusino gambusia Date: circa 1889 any of a genus (Gambusia) of live-bearers (family Poeciliidae) including some introduced as exterminators of mosquito larvae in warm freshwaters — compare mosquito fish

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  • Gambusia — Gambusia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gambusia — n. A genus of fish including some of the mosquitofish. Syn: genus {Gambusia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambusia — ☆ gambusia [gam byo͞o′zē ə, gam byo͞o′sē ə] n. [ModL, altered from Cuban Sp gambusino ] any of a genus (Gambusia) of small freshwater livebearers useful in mosquito control, including the mosquitofish …   English World dictionary

  • Gambusia — Taxobox name = Gambusia image width = 250px image caption = Cuban gambusia, Gambusia punctata regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Poeciliidae genus = Gambusia genus authority = Poey,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gambusia — Gambusen Koboldkärpfling (Gambusia affinis) Systematik Teilklasse: Echte Knochenfische (Teleostei) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gambusia —   Gambusia Gambus …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gambusia — affinis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gambusia — gam·bù·sia s.f. TS ittiol. pesce d acqua dolce del genere Gambusia, originario dell America tropicale, che si nutre di larve di zanzare e per questo è stato introdotto in molte parti del mondo e anche in Italia per combattere la malaria | con… …   Dizionario italiano

  • gambusia — /gæmˈbjuziə/ (say gam byoohzeeuh), /gæmˈbjuʒə/ (say gam byoozhuh) noun (plural gambusia or gambusias) any of various small fishes of the genus Gambusia, especially G. holbrooki, native to North America and introduced into Australia in an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gambusia — noun mosquitofish • Syn: ↑genus Gambusia • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Poeciliidae, ↑family Poeciliidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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