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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.

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  • noun yellow-fever mosquitos

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Aēdēs, genus name, from Greek aēdēs, unpleasant : a-, not; see a– + ēdos, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

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