from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, in which the female of most species is distinguished by a long proboscis for sucking blood. Some species are vectors of diseases such as malaria and yellow fever. Also called regionally skeeter. See Regional Note at possum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- v. To fly close to the ground, seemingly without a course.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of many different kinds of gnats or midges the female of which bites animals and draws blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
(No mosquito bites for him)] _The yellow fever mosquito_ is domestic like the house cat.
_The mosquito leaving the pupa skin_] _The malaria mosquito_ is domestic like the chicken and lives around in houses hiding in the grass, bushes or dark corners and comes out to bite at night.
Additional insect-related research rewarded this year was that of Bart Knols and Ruurd de Jong of the Netherlands, who won the Biology prize for showing that the female malaria mosquito is attracted equally to the smells of limburger cheese and human feet.
_Mosquito_ is the Spanish diminutive name of a fly: but what we call a mosquito, the Spaniards in Central America call by another name, _sanchujo_.
So judge of our surprise when this wonderful London cousin of ours first produced a large jar of what he called mosquito cream, and proceeded to smear his face and hands with the odorous compound.
A similarity between his name, as they pronounced it, and the English word "mosquito," -- or, as they called it
For instance, shipping in mosquito netting instead of helping the people make their own.
Not just any old rock star, but one who used to cross dress, and rhymes the word mosquito with libido in his most famous song.
But until it becomes a commercial product, those of us unlucky enough to lack our own built-in mosquito-repellant chemicals will have to make do with DEET.
I may curse you when I spend humid summers here completely covered in mosquito bites, but trust me, I don't mean it! max said ...