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crane fly

noun

Simple Definition of crane fly

  • : a type of fly that has a long thin body, two wings, and long legs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crane fly

  1. :  any of a family (Tipulidae) of long-legged slender dipteran flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

1658

First Known Use of crane fly

1658


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