Origin and Etymology of tsetse fly
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
TSETSE FLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tsetse fly for English Language Learners
: a kind of fly found in Africa that bites people and animals, sucks their blood, and can spread a serious disease (called sleeping sickness) to humans
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