Columbatz fly

noun

Col·​um·​batz fly
ˈkäləmˌbats-
: a black fly (Simulium columbatczense) of the Balkan region said to be sometimes present in such numbers as to be fatal to children or animals

Word History

Etymology

from Hungarian Kolumbács (Serbo-Croatian Golubac), town in Yugoslavia

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“Columbatz fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Columbatz%20fly. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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