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tabanid

noun ta·ba·nid \tə-ˈbā-nəd, -ˈba-\

Definition of TABANID

:  horsefly

Origin of TABANID

ultimately from Latin tabanus horsefly
First Known Use: circa 1891

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

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