adjective see mosquito

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mosquitoey — məˈskēd.]ōē, ēt], ]əwē, i adjective Etymology: mosquito + y : full of mosquitoes the screened porch where one might sit in peace during the mosquitoey seasons Thomas Barbour …   Useful english dictionary

  • mosquitoey — mos·qui·to·ey …   English syllables

  • mosquito — mosquitoey, adj. /meuh skee toh/, n., pl. mosquitoes, mosquitos. 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… …   Universalium

  • mosquito — noun (plural toes; also tos) Etymology: Spanish, diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca more at midge Date: circa 1583 any of a family (Culicidae) of dipteran flies with females that have a set of slender organs in the proboscis adapted to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mosquito — [mə skēt′ō] n. pl. mosquitoes or mosquitos [Sp & Port, dim. of mosca < L musca, a fly: see MIDGE] any of a large family (Culicidae) of two winged dipteran insects, the females of which have skin piercing mouthparts used to extract blood from… …   English World dictionary

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