noun tor·sa·lo \ˈtȯ(r)səˌlō\

Definition of torsalo



  1. :  a botfly (Dermatobia hominis) that attacks man and other mammals in warm parts of the Americas

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Origin and Etymology of torsalo

American Spanish tórsalo

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capable of being understood in two ways

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