deerfly

noun
deer·​fly | \ ˈdir-ˌflī How to pronounce deerfly (audio) \

Definition of deerfly

: any of numerous small horseflies (as of the genus Chrysops) that include important vectors of tularemia

First Known Use of deerfly

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Deerfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deerfly. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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deerfly

noun
deer·​fly | \ ˈdi(ə)r-ˌflī How to pronounce deerfly (audio) \
plural deerflies

Medical Definition of deerfly

: any of numerous small horseflies especially of the genus Chrysops that include important vectors of tularemia

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