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Meaning of MOSQUITO

Pronunciation:  mu'skeetow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals

MOSQUITO is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, anopheline, Asian tiger mosquito, common mosquito, Culex fatigans, Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culicidae, dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, family Culicidae, gnat, malaria mosquito, malarial mosquito, two-winged insects, yellow-fever mosquito



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mos*qui"to\, n.; pl. {Mosquitoes}. [Sp. mosquito, fr.
moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo["o]l.)
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 larv[ae] and pup[ae], called wigglers, are aquatic.
[Written also {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} (Zo["o]l.), a dragon fly; -- so called
   because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes.

{Mosquito netting}, a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for
   making mosquito bars.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mosquitoes in your dream, suggests that some situation or somebody has been draining you of your energy and resources. Alternatively, it means that you will try in vain to resist attacks from others. Dreaming that you are killing mosquitoes indicates that you will eventually overcome your obstacles and enjoy happiness and fortune.