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syrphid fly

noun syr·phid fly \ˈsər-fəd-, ˈsir-\

Definition of SYRPHID FLY

:  hoverfly

Origin of SYRPHID FLY

New Latin Syrphidae, from Syrphus, genus of flies, from Greek syrphos gnat
First Known Use: circa 1891

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