seroot

noun
se·​root
variants: or less commonly seroot fly or serut \ sə̇ˈrüt(-​) \
plural -s

Definition of seroot

: a bloodsucking tabanid fly (genus Pangonia) that is remarkable for its very long proboscis and is very troublesome to men and animals in southern Egypt and the Republic of the Sudan

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History and Etymology for seroot

perhaps from Arabic surāṭ sharp like a sword, voracious

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“Seroot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seroot. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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