seroot

noun se·root \sə̇ˈrüt(-)\
variants: less commonly

seroot fly

or

serut

\sə̇ˈrüt(-)\

Definition of seroot

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of seroot

perhaps from Arabic surāṭ sharp like a sword, voracious


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