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maringouin

[mar-uh n-gwan; French ma-ran-gwan] /ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃/
noun, plural maringouins
[mar-uh n-gwanz; French ma-ran-gwan] /ˌmær ənˈgwɛ̃z; French ma rɛ̃ˈgwɛ̃/ (Show IPA).
Louisiana.
1.
a mosquito, especially a large swamp mosquito.
Origin of maringouin
< Louisiana French, French; earlier marigoin, marigon, said to be < Tupi marui(m), mbarigui
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