plural noun

: a family of small elongated two-winged flies that sometimes congregate about windows see window fly

Word History


New Latin, from Scenopinus, type genus (perhaps modification of Greek skēnopoios one that makes tents, from skēno- —from skēnē tent—+ poiein to make) + -idae

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“Scenopinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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