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gallfly

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noun gall·fly \ˈgȯl-ˌflī\

Definition of gallfly

  1. :  an insect (as a gall wasp) that deposits its eggs in plants causing the formation of galls in which the larvae feed



Circa 1834

First Known Use of gallfly

circa 1834


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