mosquito-fish

mosquitofish

[muh-skee-toh-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) mosquitofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mosquitofishes.
any of several fishes that feed on mosquito larvae, as Gambusia affinis, found in the southeastern U.S., now introduced into other parts of the world for mosquito control.
Also, mosquito fish.


Origin:
1925–30; mosquito + fish

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mosquitofish

noun
silvery topminnow with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control 
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