mosquito: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mu-skē'tō), [key]
— pl. -toes, -tos.
  1. any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever.
  2. (cap.)a twin-engined, two-seat British fighter and bomber of World War II, made largely of plywood and having a top speed of 380 mph (610 km/h).


Pronunciation: (mu-skē'tō), [key]
— pl. -tos, -to.
  1. Miskito.
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