horn fly

noun

Definition of horn fly

:a small dark gray European dipteran fly (Haematobia irritans) that has been introduced into North America where it is a blood-sucking pest especially of cattle

First Known Use of horn fly

1708


Medical Dictionary

horn fly

noun

medical Definition of horn fly

:a small black European dipteran fly (Haematobia irritans of the family Muscidae) that has been introduced into North America where it is a bloodsucking pest of cattle called also cattle fly

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