Mosquito net
Mosquito Mos*qui"to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[-o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [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}.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mosquito net — ☆ mosquito net or mosquito netting n. a very fine cloth mesh or a curtain made of this, for keeping out mosquitoes …   English World dictionary

  • mosquito net — ► NOUN ▪ a fine net hung across a door or window or around a bed to keep mosquitoes away …   English terms dictionary

  • Mosquito net — Ceiling hung mosquito netting. Frame hung mosquito netting …   Wikipedia

  • mosquito net — noun a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos • Hypernyms: ↑screen * * * noun : a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes; specifically : one suspended from a frame so as to surround a bed * * * a screen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mosquito net — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mosquito net : singular mosquito net plural mosquito nets a thin cloth that you hang around a bed in order to keep mosquitoes out …   English dictionary

  • mosquito net — /məsˈkitoʊ nɛt/ (say muhs keetoh net) noun a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like (mosquito netting), for keeping out mosquitoes …   Australian English dictionary

  • mosquito net — mos quito net n a net placed over a bed as a protection against mosquitoes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mosquito net — mosqui′to net n. a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like, for keeping out mosquitoes • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • mosquito net — noun Date: 1745 a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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