Gourami Gou"ra*mi, n. (Zo["o]l.) A very largo East Indian freshwater fish ({Osphromenus gorami}), extensively reared in artificial ponds in tropical countries, and highly valued as a food fish. Many unsuccessful efforts have been made to introduce it into Southern Europe. [Written also {goramy}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gourami — ● gourami nom masculin (mot malais) Poisson (anabantidé) des eaux douces et saumâtres d Indo Malaisie, possédant des organes labyrinthiformes de respiration aérienne. (Le mâle construit un nid de bulles d air enrobées de mucus où sont gardés œufs …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gourami — [go͞o rä′mē, goor′ə mē] n. pl. gouramies or gourami [Malay gurami] any of various families of tropical, freshwater percoid fishes; esp., a nest building food fish (Osphronemus goramy) of Southeast Asia …   English World dictionary

  • gourami — type of freshwater fish, 1878, from Malay gurami …   Etymology dictionary

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  • gourami — /goo rah mee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) gourami, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gouramis. 1. a large, air breathing, nest building, freshwater Asiatic fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food. 2. any of several small, air… …   Universalium

  • gourami — /ˈgʊərəmi/ (say goouhruhmee) noun (plural gourami or gouramis) 1. a large, air breathing nest building, freshwater Asian fish, Osphronemus goramy, highly prized for food. 2. any of a number of smaller, air breathing, nest building, Asian fishes… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gourami — didysis guramis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Osphronemus goramy angl. gourami rus. настоящий гурами ryšiai: platesnis terminas – didieji guramiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • gourami — noun (plural mi or mis; also mies) Etymology: Malay dialect (Java), from Javanese graméh Date: 1878 any of numerous African and Asian tropical freshwater bony fishes (order Perciformes): as a. a large Asian food fish (Osphronemus goramy of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gourami — noun An edible fresh water fish of the Osphronemidae family …   Wiktionary

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