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gourami

[goo-rah-mee] /gʊˈrɑ mi/
noun, plural (especially collectively) gourami (especially 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-breathing, nest-building Asiatic fishes of the genera Trichogaster, Colisa, and Trichopsis, often kept in aquariums.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Malay (Java dial.) gurami < Javanese graméh
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gourami

/ˈɡʊərəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mi, -mis
1.
a large SE Asian labyrinth fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food and (when young) as an aquarium fish
2.
any of various other labyrinth fishes, such as Helostoma temmincki (kissing gourami), many of which are brightly coloured and popular aquarium fishes
Word Origin
from Malay gurami
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Word Origin and History for gourami
n.

type of freshwater fish, 1878, from Malay gurami.

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