horsefly

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noun horse·fly \ ˈhȯrs-ˌflī \

Definition of horsefly

:any of a family (Tabanidae) of swift usually large dipteran flies with bloodsucking females

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First Known Use of horsefly

14th century


HORSEFLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of horsefly for English Language Learners

  • : a type of large biting fly


HORSEFLY Defined for Kids

horsefly

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noun horse·fly \ ˈhȯrs-ˌflī \

Definition of horsefly for Students

plural horseflies
:a large fly that has bulging eyes and of which the female delivers a painful bite to suck the blood of people and animals

Medical Dictionary

horsefly

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noun horse·fly \ ˈhȯrs-ˌflī \

medical Definition of horsefly

plural horseflies
:any of the swift usually large dipteran flies with bloodsucking females that comprise the family Tabanidae


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