blackfly

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noun black·fly \ˈblak-ˌflī\

Definition of blackfly

plural

blackflies

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blackfly

  1. :  any of various small dark-colored insects; especially :  any of a family (Simuliidae and especially genus Simulium) of bloodsucking dipteran flies whose larvae usually live in flowing streams

15th Century

First Known Use of blackfly

15th century


BLACKFLY Defined for English Language Learners

blackfly

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noun black·fly \ˈblak-ˌflī\

Definition of blackfly for English Language Learners

  • : a small fly that bites


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blackfly

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noun black·fly \ˈblak-ˌflī\

Medical Definition of blackfly

plural

blackflies

  1. :  any of a family (Simuliidae) and especially genus Simulium of bloodsucking dipteran flies

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