Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

syrphid fly

play
noun syr·phid fly \ˈsər-fəd-, ˈsir-\

Definition of syrphid fly



Origin and Etymology of syrphid fly

New Latin Syrphidae, from Syrphus, genus of flies, from Greek syrphos gnat


First Known Use: circa 1891


Learn More about syrphid fly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up syrphid fly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a jerking and twitching of the body

Get Word of the Day daily email!