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Definition of "gourami" [gou•ra•mi]

  • Any of various freshwater fishes of the family Anabantidae of southeast Asia, capable of breathing air and popular in home aquariums. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gourami" in a sentence
  • "They are quite happy milling about, around the koi, gourami and school of tiger barbs we have."
  • "A pair of gourami passed by it, disturbing its concentration, and it darted off behind a group of three or four water plants twisting gently in the clouds of rising bubbles from the aerator."
  • "The surgeon called it the gourami, and said that some successful attempts had been made to introduce the fish in American waters."
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