maringouin

maringouin

[mar-uhn-gwan; French ma-ran-gwan]
noun, plural maringouins [mar-uhn-gwanz; French ma-ran-gwan] . Louisiana.
a mosquito, especially a large swamp mosquito.

Origin:
< Louisiana French, French; earlier marigoin, marigon, said to be < Tupi marui(m), mbarigui

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