crane fly

noun

Definition of crane fly

: any of a family (Tipulidae) of long-legged slender dipteran flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

Examples of crane fly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Feb. 2022 Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Feb. 2022 Monitor for European crane fly and treat lawns if damage has been verified. oregonlive, 1 Feb. 2022 Stop irrigating your lawn after Labor Day to suppress European crane fly populations. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2021 Sperm from the insect Nephrotoma suturalis, a crane fly, goes from one stage of cell division to another in this movie by James LaFountain and Rudolf Oldenbourg. Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crane fly

1658, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crane fly was in 1658

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“Crane fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crane%20fly. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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