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Meaning of "gourami" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GOURAMI

From Malay gurami.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GOURAMI

gourami  [ˈɡʊərəmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOURAMI

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gourami is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GOURAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gourami

Gourami

Gouramis or gouramies are a family, Osphronemidae, of freshwater perciform fishes. The fish are native to Asia, from Pakistan and India to the Malay Archipelago and north-easterly towards Korea. The name "gourami", of Javanese origin, is also used for fish of the families Helostomatidae and Anabantidae. "Gouramis" is an example of a redundant plural. Gourami is already plural in its original language. Many gouramis have an elongated ray at the front of their pelvic fins. Many species show parental care: some are mouthbrooders, and others, like the Siamese fighting fish, build bubble nests. Currently, about 90 species are recognised, placed in four subfamilies and about 15 genera. The name Polyacanthidae has also been used for this family. Some fish now classified as gouramis were previously placed in family Anabantidae. The subfamily Belontiinae was recently demoted from the family Belontiidae. As labyrinth fishes, gouramis have a lung-like labyrinth organ that allows them to gulp air and use atmospheric oxygen. This organ is a vital innovation for fishes that often inhabit warm, shallow, oxygen-poor water.

Definition of gourami in the English dictionary

The definition of gourami in the dictionary is a large SE Asian labyrinth fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food and as an aquarium fish. Other definition of gourami is any of various other labyrinth fishes, such as Helostoma temmincki, many of which are brightly coloured and popular aquarium fishes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GOURAMI


academy
əˈkædəmɪ
Akademi
əˈkɑːdəmɪ
alchemy
ˈælkəmɪ
anatomy
əˈnætəmɪ
astronomy
əˈstrɒnəmɪ
autonomy
ɔːˈtɒnəmɪ
Bellamy
ˈbɛləmɪ
economy
ɪˈkɒnəmɪ
enemy
ˈɛnəmɪ
epitome
ɪˈpɪtəmɪ
gastronomy
ɡæsˈtrɒnəmɪ
homochromy
hɒˈmɒkrəmɪ
hysterectomy
ˌhɪstəˈrɛktəmɪ
lampadedromy
ˌlæmpəˈdedrəmɪ
loxodromy
lɒkˈsɒdrəmɪ
Naomi
ˈneɪəmɪ
orthodromy
ˈɔːθədrəmɪ
sesame
ˈsɛsəmɪ
taxonomy
tækˈsɒnəmɪ
vasectomy
væˈsɛktəmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOURAMI

gouge
gouger
gougere
goujon
goulash
Gould
Gouldian finch
Gounod
goura
gourd
gourd-shaped
gourde
gourdiness
gourdlike
gourdy
gourmand
gourmandise
gourmandism
gourmet
gourmet sex

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOURAMI

Adami
ami
calami
chiyogami
hippopotami
kami
Khatami
kirigami
kissing gourami
Miami
origami
pastrami
rami
salami
Sami
swami
tatami
thalami
tsunami
umami

Synonyms and antonyms of gourami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gourami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOURAMI

Find out the translation of gourami to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gourami from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gourami» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gurami
570 millions of speakers

English

gourami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gourami
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

gourami
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гурами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gourami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

gourami
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gourami
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gourami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gourami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グーラミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gourami
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gourami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gourami
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குரோமி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Gourami
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gurami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gourami
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karłowaty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гурамі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gourami
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

gourami
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Gourami
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gurami
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Gourami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gourami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOURAMI»

The term «gourami» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOURAMI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gourami» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gourami» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gourami

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOURAMI»

Discover the use of gourami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gourami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pocket Guide to the Care and Maintenance of Aquarium Fish
The lovely red flame dwarf gourami (Co/iso folia fire) only grows to about 6.Scm ( 2. Sin) in total and is relatively peaceful — a superb aquarium subject. Male red flame dwarf gouramis are a brilliant red-orange with a neon blue strip just behind  ...
Alice Burkhart, Richard Crow, Dave Keeley, 2002
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The Kissing Gourami
Kin Platt. I had to wonder how many times Rand had seen Cindy and why Camino hadn't come up with a witness from the house or neighborhood who might have spotted Rand there. Camino read my mind. “We've asked around. Mostly a ...
Kin Platt, 2012
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Southeast Asian Food: Classic and Modern Dishes from ...
If you are using the whole fish, take the fillets out of the jar with or without liquor as instructed and follow the instructions in the recipe. • A paste made from the fish itself, called "Pickled Gourami Fish — Cream Style" is sometimes available.
Rosemary Brissenden, 2007
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Fabulous Fish
THE UNUSUAL GOURAMI The kissing gourami is a freshwater fish, originally found in the still, muddy lakes and ponds of Southeast Asia, in such countries as Thailand, Malaysia, and Laos. It is commonly used for food in its native lands.
Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn, 2003
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Small Animal Care and Management
The family Helostomatidae contains only one species — the kissing gourami, Helostoma temmincki. See Figure 20-53. This narrow, oval fish grows to 12 inches in length. The main characteristic of the species is its habit of extending its lips ...
Dean Marvin Warren, 2002
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Assessment of Freshwater Fish Seed Resources for Sustainable ...
Gourami (Osphronemus goramy). Gourami occurs naturally in the freshwaters of Southeast Asian countries. In India, gourami was first introduced in Calcutta during the first half of the nineteenth century from Java. The breeding of gourami was ...
Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso, 2007
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Betta: Your Happy Healthy Pet
Also known as the Three Spot Gourami, this peaceful fish grows to about 4 inches long and makes a great companion to the Betta in a sufficiently large aquarium. Males can be distinguished from females by the shape of the dorsal fin : His is ...
John H. Tullock, 2006
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Air-Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, and Adaptation
... in this family are divided among three subfamilies and placed in 12 genera ( Table 2.1). These genera, their common names (if any), number of species, and maximum body length are as follows: Belontia (comb tail gourami or paradise fish , ...
Jeffrey B. Graham, 1997
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Animal Kingdom
Tim Gounru Dwarf Gourami—Tn'chogartrr lah'm Striped Gourami—T. falviatus Thick—lipped Gourami—T. labionu Spotted Gourami—Onphrommua trichopterlu These various species of gourami, kept in home aquaria, are of similar habits.
‎1919
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Bulletin - New York Zoological Society
The dwarf gourami is not uncommon, and the striped, spotted thick-lipped and other species have been introduced from India and the Malay Peninsula. No fish presents a more self-satisfied appearance than the chunky dwarf gourami, with a  ...
New York Zoological Society, 1919

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOURAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gourami is used in the context of the following news items.
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CIFA pushes out WB as supplier of colored fish in Odisha
The center produces a wide variety of fishes such as gold fish, red gold, black gold, red cap, oranda gold, lion head, blue gourami, kissing fish, ... «Odisha Sun Times, Jul 15»
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Crawling, breathing, invasive fish a 'major disaster' if it reaches …
... invasive wetland-dwelling species in PNG – including walking catfish, snakehead, pacu, tilapia and gourami – that posed a possible threat to ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
A day at the hounds
The specialties are Salmon Sashimi in Spicy Hot Sauce (Bt200), Spaghetti Pla Salid (crispy dried gourami fish with basil and chillies, also ... «The Nation, May 15»
4
At Night, Fish Communicate With Special Calls, Whistles and Grunts
Croaking gourami make their signature noise by snapping the tendons of their pectoral fins. Altogether, more than eight hundred fish species ... «Smithsonian, Apr 15»
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Lethal testing for viruses in ornamental fish postponed after …
The proposed requirements stipulated fish belonging to the gourami, cichlid and poeciliid families - which include Siamese fighting fish, ... «ABC Online, Feb 15»
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Reconstructing the Enemy
These star-crossed lovers come to represent the countries of North and South Korea, symbolized by kissing gourami fish. “If one of them dies, ... «Harvard Political Review, Feb 15»
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Fish addicted to prawn cocktail crisps turns shade of pink
The Giant Gourami is being weaned off her favourite Skips snack by staff at the Sea Life London aquarium. Aquarists at the centre were baffled ... «Metro, Feb 14»
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Gary the giant Gourami kisses workers at the Hunstanton Sea Life …
Giant Gourami are one of the most common species requiring rehousing from home aquariums. Displays supervisor Kieran Copeland added: ... «Daily Mail, Aug 12»
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Gary the Gourami fish loves a kiss
Gary, a giant Gourami from Indonesia measuring nearly 28 inches long, never ... Giant Gourami are one of the most common species requiring ... «Belfast Telegraph, Aug 12»
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Caring for and Breeding the Moonlight Gourami
A number of fish are not as popular as they should be. For my money, leading this list would have to be the moonlight gourami (Trichogaster ... «FishChannel.com, Aug 11»

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