Clear Lake gnat

noun

Definition of Clear Lake gnat

  1. :  a minute nonbiting fly (Chaoborus asticopus) that is a major pest about Clear Lake, California, where it swarms in great numbers — compare chaoboridae

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Origin and Etymology of clear lake gnat

from Clear Lake, California


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