variants or less commonly seroot fly or serut
plural -s
: 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

Word History


perhaps from Arabic surāṭ sharp like a sword, voracious

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“Seroot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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