seroot

noun

se·​root
variants or less commonly seroot fly or serut
sə̇ˈrüt(-)
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

Etymology

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 27 May. 2024.

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