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 family Osphronemidae) b. any of various small fishes (families Belontiidae and Helostomatidae) often kept in aquariums

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  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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