Definition of gourami in English:

gourami

Pronunciation /ɡʊ(ə)ˈrɑːmi//ˈɡʊərəmi/

noun

  • A small brightly coloured Asian labyrinth fish, popular in aquaria.

    Belontiidae and related families: several species

    • ‘If you want a somewhat larger Gourami in your aquarium, the Moonlight Gourami is a good option.’
    • ‘We have a freshwater fish tank community of tetras, catfish, gouramis and loaches.’
    • ‘Blue Gouramis are among those fish who possess a labyrinth organ, which allows them to breath air directly.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Malay gurami.

Pronunciation

gourami

/ɡʊ(ə)ˈrɑːmi//ˈɡʊərəmi/