mosquito mosquito  /mə ˈski toʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals

Usage(s):

  • Officials of Chicago's suburban Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District know the difference between a mosquito drainage ditch and a hole in the ground.

News

  1. Mosquito Festival planned in Russian community

    USOLYE, Russia, June 12 (UPI) -- Organizers of the first Russian Mosquito Festival said the event will feature, among other things, a mosquito-catching competition.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Aerial mosquito spraying set for western areas this evening

    The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sundown on Wednesday, weather permitting.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  3. Mosquito season started early

    The 2013 mosquito season has experienced an “interesting start.” Historic low temperatures the first part of the year, was followed by a warm spring hitting above 90 F by mid-May with scattered nights below freezing.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Messenger Index

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Quotes

  1. "Imagine the outcry if a device was introduced that caused blanket discomfort to people of one race or gender, rather than to our kids," Chakrabarti said. "The 'Mosquito' has no place in a country that values its children and seeks to instill...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: USA Today

  2. Now, home is "a hammock strung between two posts, covered with mosquito netting and with tent above that serves as a roof," Betancourt wrote her mother. "I have a shelf for my things, which is to say a backpack for clothing and the Bible that...
    on Dec 23, 2007 By: Ingrid Betancourt Source: International Herald Tribune

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