stable fly

noun

Definition of stable fly

: a biting dipteran fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that resembles the common housefly and is abundant about stables

First Known Use of stable fly

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Stable fly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stable%20fly. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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stable fly

noun

Medical Definition of stable fly

: a biting dipteran fly of the genus Stomoxys (S. calcitrans) that is abundant about stables and often enters dwellings especially in autumn

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