midge

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noun \ˈmij\

Definition of midge

  1. :  a tiny dipteran fly (such as a chironomid)

Origin and Etymology of midge

Middle English migge, from Old English mycg; akin to Old High German mucka midge, Greek myia fly, Latin musca


First Known Use: before 12th century


MIDGE Defined for English Language Learners

midge

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noun \ˈmij\

Definition of midge for English Language Learners

  • : a very small flying insect that bites people and animals


MIDGE Defined for Kids

midge

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noun \ˈmij\

Definition of midge for Students

  1. :  a very small fly :  gnat


Medical Dictionary

midge

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noun \ˈmij\

Medical Definition of midge

  1. :  any of numerous tiny dipteran flies (especially families Ceratopogonidae, Cecidomyiidae, and Chironomidae) many of which are capable of giving painful bites and some of which are vectors or intermediate hosts of parasites of humans and various other vertebrates—see biting midge



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