horsefly

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noun horse·fly \-ˌflī\

Definition of horsefly

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

14th Century

First Known Use of horsefly

14th century


HORSEFLY Defined for English Language Learners

horsefly

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noun horse·fly \-ˌflī\

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

  1. :  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

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


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