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A large and widespread genus of small mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including several vectors of human disease, notably Aedes aegypti, the principal carrier of yellow fever. Also (in form aedes): a mosquito of this genus (more fully "aedes mosquito").
Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Aedes from ancient Greek ἀηδής unpleasant, disagreeable from ἀ- + ἦδος delight, pleasure from the same Indo-European base as sweet.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.